Pope Francis: After celebrating Mass with detainees and people who had been in prison, Pope Francis called on governments to mark the end of the Year of Mercy by extending clemency to deserving inmates.
More than 500 clergy and people of faith across religious denominations joined the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and its supporters against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Making a Difference: No human being alone, not even a president, can build a world where justice, peace and love reign. Such a vision needs requires all of us.
We say: The process in Colombia is a sober reminder that achieving peace more often than not involves a long and difficult slog out of the horrors of war.
Dakota Access Pipeline: "The intimate connection between landscape and religion is at the center of Native American societies" writes LaPier.
During Mass, do people from certain groups get omitted or forgotten? Whose lives and experiences get referenced in preaching? Who gets left out?
Take and Read: I learned to ask big questions from Dr. Paul Farmer's Infections and Inequalities and to question my worldview and expand my sense of social justice.
An unrelenting, coordinated commitment is needed to prevent people from falling prey to traffickers and to help victims caught in their snares, Pope Francis said.
Expanding its scope beyond higher ed, the society's new guidelines urge Catholic schools to expel students who do not conform to their birth gender.
A statement regarding LGBT rights in the church came from Catholic reform groups that gathered Oct. 17-20 in Chicago to dialogue about current church issues.