Disability and the Face of Mercy

West Lafayette, Indiana - The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, are hosting a two-day colloquium on disability and mercy to take place in Rome, June 5–6, 2016. The colloquium will bring together theologians, scholars, historians, persons with disabilities, families, and intentional Christian communities for shared discussion about disability and the ways in which mercy, properly understood, requires friendship, communion, and a shared life with those who have disabilities.

President Obama to Travel to Colorado Springs

Washington, DC - On Thursday, June 2, the President will deliver the commencement address to the 2016 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy is recognized for educating and training some of the nation’s most dedicated leaders, and the President looks forward to thanking them for their service.

Johns Hopkins Students Design Prosthetic Fit for High Heels

Baltimore, Maryland - After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels?

Missouri Regulators Take Right Approach to Aetna-Humana Merger

Chicago, Illinois - Steven J. Stack, MD President, American Medical Association:

Member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Terrorism Charges

New York - Minh Quang Pham, aka Amin, 33, was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday in the Southern District of New York for terrorism charges based on Pham’s efforts in support of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  On Jan. 8, 2016, Pham pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to AQAP, one count of conspiring to receive military training from AQAP and one count of possessing and using a machine gun in furtherance of crimes of violence.