Pope Francis suggested wealthy nations are partly to blame for the migrant crisis and urged Europeans and others to stand “in the shoes” of those arriving at their borders. The popoe specifically praised Sweden for welcoming and integrating foreigners.
Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."
Making a Difference: It is essential for every diocese and parish to finally make a firm commitment to learn about, pray over, and live out Catholic social teaching.
Updated with video: The U.S. regional meeting's final statement called all faith communities to declare themselves sanctuaries for the discriminated.
Eco Catholic: "Rich countries throw carbon into the atmosphere. We suffer and bury thousands after every natural disaster," the Yangon archbishop tells the Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious.
The Supreme Court took on a U.S-Mexico border issue Feb. 21 when it examined if the parents of a Mexican teenager can sue the U.S. border agent who shot and killed their son.
During the oral arguments, the justices seemed divided over who was responsible for the action. Some of the justices stressed that it was a U.S. concern since the teen was shot by a U.S. agent; other justices said that since the 15-year-old died on the Mexican side of the border, the case should stay out of the U.S. courts.
NCR Today: The president of the school claimed the St. Louis archdiocese requires such clubs include conversion therapy. But the archdiocese says it has no such requirement.
NCR Today: It's happening everywhere. Eleven million people across the United States are filled with fear. Members of the Loretto Community are helping some assess risk and make plans.
In a 6-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed that Texas inmate Duane Buck had been unfairly represented.
Young Voices: I wonder how the country might change if we Christians doubled down on our Lenten observance this year, inspired by the radical love poured out on the cross.