Archbishop Bernard Hebda focused on the need for healing during a July 8 Mass offered in response to the police killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop.
Leaders called on the Catholic church to unambiguously condemn the police killings of young black men; they also addressed criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Perspective: Silence is violence when it denies the existence of a whole category of people, people who have been targeted with physical violence because of who they are.
Eco Catholic: The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that an estimated 18 million Americans are at risk of drinking lead-tainted water yet not know it.
Bishop Robert Muench urged the local community to be "ministers of healing to a hurting world" following the police shooting of a black man outside a convenience store July 5.
Updated: Following the apparent sniper-style attack Thursday night, bishops across the country condemned the cycle of violence and urged greater unity to prevent further tragedies.
NCR Today: I made the effort to write one more time about the futile waste of resources, as if we could ever actually win.
How many people in armed services all over the world have served their respective countries with the belief that they fought so that future generations wouldn't have to?
NCR Today: I can recall the July 4th celebrations of my youth , watching the fireworks in my hometown of Lockport, N.Y., and thinking -- even at a young age -- about the ideals that shaped this country, especially freedom of religion.
National and local groups are marking the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Furman v. Georgia, which started a nationwide moratorium on executions with demonstrations and fasts.