Religious Freedom Day is Jan. 16. As Jefferson’s statute proclaimed, religious freedom is among the “natural rights of mankind.” Yet still, billions of people abroad routinely are denied this liberty.
Commentary: What is an authentically Catholic response to the Black Lives Matter movement, mass incarceration, abuse of police power and de-facto segregation in many public schools and communities?
Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia arrived back in his native country to face press and former victims, after U.S. immigration officers deported him for participating in torture and extrajudicial killings.
Just Catholic: El Chapo's recapture provides laudatory headlines, but forget political posturing, the real discussion about guns, drugs and people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is about poverty.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle and Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, California, have written Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end deportation raids.
Activists and death penalty opponents at a summit addressed capital punishment's "indefensible" moral, economic and human toll. Speakers included the daughter of an executed inmate,a civil rights icon and others.
While government officials and analysts praised Japan's offer of compensation for Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese imperial occupiers in the 1930s and '40s, others expressed disappointment.
One week before a new president takes office, Guatemalan authorities arrested 18 former high-ranking military men Jan. 6 for massacres and forced disappearances.
In 2015, The U.S. saw the "fewest executions, fewest death sentences, and fewest states employing the death penalty in decades," according to a year-end report from an anti-death-penalty group.
NCR Editorial: We need to foster a conversation between gun owners and other citizens who want to see gun laws changed.