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.
Global Sisters Report Preview: World leaders gathered April 22 at the United Nations to sign the Paris Agreement.
The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory galvanized Bangladesh to start addressing reforms in its increasingly prominent garment industry.
Survivors of the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory disaster and the earlier fire in 2012 at the Tazreen Fashions factory cope with emotional and spiritual losses, and financial pressures.
NCR Today: In offering such a welcome to the 12 Syrians living as refugees on Lesbos island, Pope Francis gave us another example of taking the Gospel seriously.
Commentary: The pope's exhortation that LGBT people be treated with respect is heartfelt. But the church has offered those words before, and they often ring hollow.
GSR Preview: Supporting a living wage is one of the most effective ways people of faith can uphold the dignity of work.