The Catholic community marks the 109th World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sept. 24. Joan Rosenhauer, executive director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, suggests we use the day to focus on helping migrants where we can.
Stories of Catholic clergy abuse survivors of color are largely untold, and church authorities rarely collect victims' racial and ethnic data. One scholar said that leads to disparities that are "just another level of abuse."
The Catholic Church's canon law leaves firebrand Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, little to no room to resist if Pope Francis demands his resignation, several prominent canon lawyers told NCR.
When Pope Francis said he wanted the focus of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith to be "something very different" from the dicastery's reputation as a stringent watchdog, he was not saying anything goes, Cardinal-designate Víctor Fernández, the dicastery's new prefect, said in an interview.
Pope Francis on Sept. 23 blasted those who seek to weaponize the issue of migration by "fueling people's fears" through "alarmist propaganda," and called for countries and individuals around the Mediterranean to reexamine their policies and attitudes toward asylum seekers.
In a message to an ecumenical meeting at a historic Benedictine abbey in Hungary, Pope Francis said Russia's war on Ukraine is a reminder of what the Second Vatican Council taught: "Any act of war aimed indiscriminately at the destruction of entire cities or of extensive areas along with their population is a crime against God and man himself."
Amid tensions among European leaders over a new influx of migrants, Pope Francis on Sept. 22 arrived in the French port city of Marseille and warned that civilization is at a crossroads over the continuing migrant crisis.
If we approach the climate crisis from the place of love, a spiritual perspective, a woman's perspective — a perspective that honors the Earth's body, its biodiversity and its own healing capacity — many more possibilities open up.
In what is thought to have been the largest climate change rally since 2019, an estimated crowd of as many as 75,000 demonstrators from some 700 organizations and activist groups paraded through the streets of New York City Sept. 17 in the "March to End Fossil Fuels."
The Vatican has secured financial support to generate offsetting carbon credits by sending "efficient cooking stoves and water purification technologies to households, communities and institutions" in Kenya and Nigeria.
Kicking off the 2023 Clinton Global Initiative meeting of leaders in New York City Sept. 18, Pope Francis told former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the global community to take action to ensure peace for future generations and stop climate change "before it's too late."
In "A Million Miles Away," we watch José Hernández go from a childhood spent working beside his family of migrant farmers to becoming one of the few Americans chosen to participate in NASA's space program.
In his podcast "Dear Alana," Simon Kent Fung explores Alana Faith Chen's life and death — coming to realize that her story is all-too-relatable for many at the hands of conversion therapy in the Catholic Church.
In a time when Russia seeks to create divisions, we at the Institute of Theological Sciences of the Immaculate Virgin Mary in Ukraine decided to organize joint retreats for sisters of both Eastern and Western rites.