Viewpoint: Rerum Novarum is the starting point of an important tradition of Catholic social teaching that has served as alternative to secular politics.
Simply Spirit: Pentecost is my favorite feast in the liturgical year; the Holy Spirit manifests the unpredictability of a God who relishes a walk on the wild side.
Noting the untimely death of previous declarations of Muslim comity with other faiths, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Washington's retired archbishop, urged that the Marrakesh Declaration not remain ignored.
Eco Catholic: The Nigerian campaigner for the Ogoni people formed an unlikely friendship with Irish missionary Sr. Majella McCarron.
Remembering Berrigan: Family, friends, Jesuits, activists celebrate Mass of Christian burial for priest, poet, peacemaker Fr. Dan Berrigan.
NCR Editorial: We hope that the people of God consider a new view of peacemaking and nonviolence as essential to their lives as Catholic Christians.
Eco Catholic: Authorities arrested four men May 2 in the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres Flores.
Hospitals bombed and attacked. Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres demands protection for doctors, nurses, mid-waves and patients.
Paying workers a just wage has been "one of the most consistent and central themes of Catholic social teaching" for more than a century, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.
At the Intersection: I broke (bent) my own rule and read the comments, on a blog post by Maureen Fiedler about Georgetown University.