NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Klaus Mertes said the church must make its influence felt worldwide to ensure that homosexuals are not threatened with death anywhere in the world.
Peace & Justice
The religious leaders joined a "Stop the Debt Trap" rally ahead of a hearing on rules proposed by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
NCR Today: Anyone who deals with the criminal justice system knows that it is not just, but some progress is underway.
Distinctly Catholic: President Obama was right to go to Hiroshima last week. He was right not to apologize for the decision made by Harry Truman, to drop the atomic bomb.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
Distinctly Catholic: I grew up in the little town of Hampton, Connecticut, which then had a population of about 1,400 and today is home to some 2,000 souls.
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.
Making a Difference: Reflection on moving away from war should be central to every Memorial Day. Once, I turned for insight to the late Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan.
Part of the national Industrial Areas Foundation, established in 1940 in Chicago, 11 organizations across Texas have been working together to change their communities since 1976.
NCR Today: On May 18, the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear our case, challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections practice of buying execution drugs out of state.