The Trail of History: The Doctrine of Discovery originated from a series of papal bulls issued in the era following the Crusades.
During a virtual town hall with Americans, Pope Francis asked a young girl to sing him a song, and what she sang couldn’t have been more appropriate.
NCR Today: Recent social justice movements are essentially leaderless. While organizers generously shoulder the work, they shoulder it together and they take the credit together.
Young Voices: Catholics should pay closer attention to the paychecks of people who work at their parishes. In fact, the future of the church may depend on it.
Kim Davis was found in contempt of court Sept. 3 for her refusal to issue marriage licenses in wake of the Supreme Court decision to allow gays to wed.
Simply Spirit: A friend sent me this story about her five-year-old daughter Olive. For kindergarten homework, Olive was assigned to draw pictures of things that begin with the letter "G."
The Trail of History: "One hundred years of unresolved grief. There is no time to work through the grieving process before you have to bury another person."
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, encourages young students whenever he can — whether they are entering the field of medicine or not — to work for social change.
Preview: St. Joseph never spoke in the Gospels. Holy Cross Br. Jonathan Beebe said Joseph makes a fitting patron of his congregation's brothers — for his lack of visibility.
Pope Francis' announcement that priests worldwide can absolve women for the sin of abortion will have little effect in the U.S. and Canada, where most priests already have such authority.