The pope isn't quoted in the statement, made in reaction to a Pennsylvania grand jury finding that clergymen molested large numbers of children over decades.
The businessman who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is now suing Colorado because it opposed his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.
An incident involving writer Peter Beinart, who was stopped at the airport in Jerusalem, is the third in three weeks.
Astroturfing, the term used to describe marketing campaigns that are camouflaged as activism, is becoming more prevalent.
Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gather in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally that drew only about 20 participants.
About 30,000 people, mainly Palestinian-Israelis but also Jewish supporters, rally in the downtown area against the so-called “Jewish nationality law” passed by the far-right Likud Party and its allies.
The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.
Thousands of demonstrators jeer a handful of white nationalists who were marking the anniversary of a violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., in which Heather Heyer was killed. Speaking in Charlottesville, her mother said, "There's so much healing to do."
In coverage of Israel’s recent mass shootings in Gaza—which have killed over 30 Palestinians and injured more than 1,100—the word “clashes” is used to euphemize snipers in fortified positions firing on unarmed protesters 100 meters away.
On the anniversary of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro reports from Washington, D.C., the site of a white nationalist event on Sunday that turned out to be smaller than expected.