Gun violence in Chicago: On Dec. 31 hundreds joined to commemorate the lives of those killed by gun violence in 2016. "We're protesting violence," said Fr. Michael Pfelger.
Young Voices: The struggle for women's right to vote in civil politics is over, but the struggle for a woman's voice in church polity is still alive.
NCR Today: The Women's March on Washington is for everyone, and it's for more than women's rights and equality.
The deletion of a paragraph about command responsibility affects Colombian prosecutors' ongoing investigations of generals in the "false positives" scandal in which the military is accused murdering civilians.
2017 National Migration Week: Taking place Jan. 8-14, the week "is an excellent opportunity to highlight biblical tradition and our mission to welcome the newcomer," said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration. "While the observance is only a week long, it is a vital time to show welcome, compassion and solidarity with our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters," he added in a statement.
Special feature: Colman McCarthy has used various forums to push the notion that peace and violence are learned behaviors — and that we should focus on teaching peace.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
The Peace Pulpit: Shepherds lived a rough and difficult life. But they were the ones to receive the first message that the Son of God had entered into human history.
Eileen Markey’s A Radical Faith follows the human and spiritual journey of Maryknoll Sr. Maura Clarke, from her Irish-American childhood to her murder by security forces in El Salvador.
More than 500 engaged in the struggle for human rights are expected at the February regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, a project embraced by Pope Francis.