The Trail of History: The Doctrine of Discovery originated from a series of papal bulls issued in the era following the Crusades.
The Trail of History: "One hundred years of unresolved grief. There is no time to work through the grieving process before you have to bury another person."
The Trail of History: Time passes with a stillness and quietude in Eagle Butte, despite the ever-present human suffering.
The Trail of History: Government and church-run boarding schools sought to Westernize and Christianize Native American children
Making a Difference: It's that time again when adults celebrate Labor Day, and kids head back to school. Meanwhile, millions of child laborers endure days of dangerous work.
The Trail of History: Deep psychological wounds hammer life in Cheyenne River today. The wounds are old, inflicted at a time when the Doctrine of Discovery dealt with America's "Indian problem."
The co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War hopes Pope Francis will call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons when he addresses Congress in September.
NCR Today: After 40 years of fruitless battles, Planned Parenthood and Catholic church leaders need to pledge to do at least one common project that puts women and babies first.
The Chicano Movement laid the foundation for today’s Latino political power, and August 29, 1970, stands out as a key turning point.
The national association for U.S. male religious has vowed more actions than words in taking up Pope Francis' global call for protecting the planetary home, hoping their recently passed resolution will lead not only to eco-conscious changes in their own congregations, but will serve as a model for other Catholic institutions.