Making a Difference. Worldwide the refugee population has swelled to more than 65 million -- four times what it was a decade ago.
In St. Louis Monday, Belleville, Ill., Bishop Edward Braxton discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and his two pastoral letters on racial matters.
Commentary: Francis views gender as binary and he's not shown understanding of the LGBTQ experiences, but he's right on colonization.
NCR Today: Oblate Fr. Carl Kabat will have a hearing Monday for splashing red paint on a sign at the National Security Campus in Kansas City.
The comments came Tuesday at the release of the latest U.S. State Department report on international religious freedom.
Young Voices: Those who say "All Lives Matter" shut down a conversation addressing the repeated killings of unarmed black men, women and children.
Reconciliation in Chicago: Our work, sometimes, is as simple (and difficult) as offering a safe place for young people to just be, safe from street violence.
Parish Diary: For me the police killings and the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occasioned two weeks of soul searching and preaching on the difficult topic of race and violence in our society.
NCR Today: It can be easy to lose sight of the struggles and wounds that continue to mark the everyday existence of many residents of this nation.
Wayne Richard had never been on a retreat before. The Chicago native had been raised Catholic by his grandmother, who sent him to parochial grammar and high schools before she died. That's when Richard, at 15, ended up living on the streets.
After years of homelessness and addiction, Richard got help through the Cathedral Shelter, run by the Episcopal diocese of Chicago. It was there, in 1999, that he met Jesuit Fr. Bill Creed, who was offering retreats for homeless men and women through what he called the Ignatian Spirituality Project.