This year, Nov. 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday. The solemnity supersedes the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time and offers Lectionary readings unique to its themes. All the readings focus on our status as "children of God" (second reading) called into loving and eternal relationship with God and with all those who belong to God.
Peace & Justice
Activists and lawyers say that behind the shocking video of a sheriff's deputy slamming an African-American high school student, lies a nationwide problem known as the school-to-prison pipeline.
NCR Today: A new book, Doing Good … Says Who?, offers a clear and creative analysis of our middle class efforts to help the poor.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to review several petitions Oct. 30 asking them to overturn federal appeals of court decisions that would force non-profit groups to opt out of the "contraceptive mandate" included in the Affordable Care Act.
Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, malls and government institutions, most notably Garissa University College where nearly 150 people — mostly Christian students — were killed last spring.
The return of the Kenya nationals was reported by the Kenyan government, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the International Organization for Migration.
Fr. Dale Wulderlich surveyed the damage from a deliberately set fire 10 hours prior -- the seventh such arson at a St. Louis area church in two weeks.
NCR Today: A U.S. Supreme Court justice said “it wouldn’t surprise him” if the death penalty is struck down by the nation’s highest court.
The largest coalition of U.S. evangelicals, Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Evangelicals, has stepped away from its pro-death penalty stance, which it embraced for the past 40 years.
Young Voices: Women were screened off and barred from voting in the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London; some things haven't changed.
NCR Today: The Peace Economy Project has been working for two years to research gun violence, including how weapons are traded, sold and tracked.