Gun Control. The measures lost in the Senate last night largely on party-line votes that showed the political power in Congress of gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.
NCR Today: More than 500 persons gathered June 15 in Seattle for prayer and reflection on the recent mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.
NCR Today: Orthodox Council opens; Native forests threatened; New blog post on ministry in Chicago; Guatemalan dump town; Social activism evolving in African-American churches
NCR Today: I sent a survey to my 27 nieces and nephews, to gather data that could be useful to those ministering to today's American Catholics.
NCR Today: In 1974 I began looking seriously at the U.S. military budget because McDonnell Douglas, headquartered in St. Louis, was a booming business.
Pan-Orthodox Council: A historic gathering of Orthodox leaders has opened in Crete with a pledge to "bring truth, genuineness and hope" to the world.
NCR Today: During a semester-long sabbatical, Fr. Rick LaBrecque surveyed 24 nieces and nephews, ranging in age from mid-20s to early 40s, all raised Catholic.
NCR Today: The people who were killed at Pulse in Orlando was the second time in a month I was confronted with the ugly reality of murder based on sexual orientation.
New blog series: "Reconciliation in Chicago" will feature stories from a Chicago-based ministry working with youth and families affected by violence and incarceration.
Reconciliation in Chicago: "You can't help but recognize that these young men long for a caring and guiding adult."