At the Intersection: I broke (bent) my own rule and read the comments, on a blog post by Maureen Fiedler about Georgetown University.
Take and Read: Leonardo Boff's landmark work broadened liberation theology's gaze to include the natural environment.
Religious leaders gathered in prayer to mark the one-year anniversary of riots that spread through Baltimore after the death of a man injured while in police custody.
NCR Today: I have a long column on nuclear weapons on Global Sisters Report, and its conclusion is understated.
Commentary: Harriet Tubman will soon become the first African-American to appear on U.S. currency. This monumental decision is not only politically correct, it is morally and socially correct.
GSR Preview: The trauma of being abducted and tortured has fueled Ursuline Sr. Dianna Ortiz's passion for human rights work.
Making a Difference: A monumental conference held in Rome sought to deepen the church's commitment to nonviolence, a very personal subject for me.
NCR Today: Georgetown is my alma mater, so I was stunned to learn that Jesuits there sold 272 slaves to keep the university afloat in 1838.
Three weeks ago, my colleague Josh McElwee reported on a conference at the Vatican, co-sponsored by Pax Christi and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. The aim of that conference was to discuss alternatives to classic just war theory. I encourage such discussions, of course, but at the end of the day, in this vale of tears, it is hard to imagine the Catholic moral tradition could ever dispense with just war theory.
Officials have announced a possible record-breaking investment in building a new Dorothy Day homeless shelter in St. Paul.