Panel: Reconciliation, justice go hand in hand on global, personal levels

The need to seek justice and reconciliation has become one of the more intriguing concepts not only with personal dealings but on the world stage as well.

To end racism tomorrow, confront the past today, panelist says

Racism can be ended in the United States, but the past has to be confronted first for that to happen, said a participant in a panel discussion on racism Feb. 3 as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.

Immigrants seen as making their mark in their new homes

The nation's immigrant population continues to leave a mark in their chosen corners of the United States, just as generations of immigrants before them have.

Survey assesses views of bishops, diaconate directors on women deacons

Should the Vatican permit the ordination of women as deacons — a topic that has been studied by a papal commission — a majority of U.S. bishops surveyed said they would expect the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to pave the way to implement it.