The University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library have made an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on various projects pertaining to the two Roman Catholic entities' collections.
The five-year agreement has several parameters, including the holding of jointly sponsored academic conferences, the first of which was completed on Tuesday at Notre Dame.
"We've never had anything formal like this. Members of our faculty have utilized Vatican Library but this is the first time we've had a substantial agreement like this one," Chuck Lamphier, director of Church Affairs at Notre Dame, told The Christian Post. more >>
Indiana has installed two "Safe Haven" baby boxes to allow mothers to anonymously drop their unwanted newborns off with no questions asked.
The two padded, climate-controlled boxes have been installed at fire stations in Woodburn and in Michigan City, according to NBC, which says as soon as the baby box is open, a call is immediately placed to 911, and fire and medical personnel are dispatched to the scene.
Safe haven laws are in place across the country, decriminalizing abandonment of unharmed infants at sanctioned places. While they are meant to reduce the incidence of infanticide and abandonment in dangerous situations, some critics fear such facilities could encourage abandonment as parents may not consider other options. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has admitted he would rather run against Hillary Clinton rather than her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, arguing that the "dysfunctional" political system is rigged against the senator from Vermont.
"I would rather run against Crooked Hillary Clinton than Bernie Sanders and that will happen because the books are cooked against Bernie," Trump wrote in a Tweet on Wednesday.
"What a great evening we had. So interesting that Sanders beat Crooked Hillary. The dysfunctional system is totally rigged against him," he added, referring to both Trump and Sander's respective victories in the Indiana primaries. more >>
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Reuters) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to a commanding victory in Indiana on Tuesday, putting him on a glide path to the party's presidential nomination as Ted Cruz finally ended his campaign.
The New York billionaire won decisively in a state where Cruz, his nearest rival, had hoped to show he was still a factor in the race for the Republican nomination.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Trump the party's presumptive nominee in a tweet and said, "We all need to unite and focus" on defeating Clinton. more >>
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina to be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the nomination.
After suffering a series of crushing losses to Trump in nominating contests on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina as a principled fighter for conservative values who knew how to create jobs and would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail.
"She is careful. She is measured. She is serious," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled." more >>
A homeless man known for toting his "God Bless You" sign around the Indianapolis area received a welcomed surprise this month when the local police force partnered to provide him with a new pair of sneakers.
Members of the Lawrence Police Department announced in a recent Facebook post that they were able to convince the Indiana Pacers NBA team to donate a pair of size 17 shoes to a local homeless man, who exceeds seven feet in height.
"We were informed of this wonderful act of compassion shown by one of our Reserve Officers, who is so humble that he doesn't wish to be recognized. The story needs to be told nevertheless. This is exemplary of the law enforcement profession, and speaks highly to the character of the officers at LPD," the police department announced earlier this month. more >>