Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Some threats to democracy are less violent than others, but just as damaging; Trump-endorsed candidates quit, tread water; U.S. bishops compliment José Gomez.
Commentary: I am not so much concerned with this or that episodic statement made by Pope Francis. Our concerns must of ethical necessity be expressed in the overall context of the friendship of this pope and of the church.
NCR Connections: If bishops or other pro-life Catholics want to promote adoption as an alternative to abortion, they should educate themselves about the reality of adoption and avoid painting it in "rainbows and sunshine" language.
EarthBeat Weekly: Thanksgiving isn't the only national holiday this week, and we're revisiting recent EarthBeat coverage about Native Americans on this day to celebrate their heritage and contributions to the country.
In "Colin in Black & White," Colin Kaepernick uses his narrative to teach us about his life growing up as a biracial boy in America and the historical, cultural, familial and racial realities that shaped him.
Cora Marie Billings, whose devout family fought against racial barriers to fully participate in the Catholic faith, entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1956, becoming the first Black member of the Philadelphia community.
Listen: Heidi, Father Daniel and David about the U.S. bishops on the Eucharist, comments by Los Angeles' archbishop about social justice, and the Madison Diocese forbidding parishes to be used as vaccination sites.
Church leaders and parishes offered prayers for the five people who died and dozens more who were injured, including a Catholic priest, church parishioners and Catholic school students, when an SUV plowed through spectators watching a Christmas parade.
Peruvian Archbishop Hector Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte called for a "second reception" of the Second Vatican Council as prelates, religious and laity participate in the Sixth Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Scripture for Life: We might wonder why the church should celebrate a solemn feast day honoring Jesus with a title that he avoided using for himself and that was the ultimate pretext for executing him as a seditionist.