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.
Making a Difference: The U.S. and Russia are pointing hundreds of nuclear weapons at each other right now, all on hair-trigger alert. We can stop this madness.
Preview: The new Sanctuary Movement aids increasing numbers of Central American refugees that are crossing borders to escape dangerous conditions.
Preview: Massachusetts inmates establish country's first chapter in prison.
Global Sisters Report Preview: A growing movement is recognizing the perils of human trafficking and its wide reach throughout the world.
They're Catholics, Protestants and secularists, veterans of pro-life and anti-poverty groups, with roots in different political parties. While some members live near the Life Matters Journal "home base" in Pittsburgh, others are part of a digital network that spans the country.
Houston-area prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against two anti-abortion activists indicted for using illegal government identifications to secretly film a Texas Planned Parenthood facility.