NCR Today: On Tuesday evening, I invited some neighbors to my house to celebrate an historic event for women in the United States.
Preview: The least likely corporal work of mercy to be fulfilled by countless Catholics during the designated Year of Mercy is visiting those in prison.
There are programs that help the abused find healing and strength. But there are also programs, usually court-mandated, to stop the batterers from their strikes against their intimate partner.
The "SHU" is not much larger than a good-size bathroom. The special housing unit, was where Johnny Perez spent a total of three out of 13 years in solitary confinement.
Making a Difference: The U.S. government and international community need to invest not in weapons, but in training and research on nonviolent resistance strategies.
Preview: One Chicago priest is trying to increase the amount of church ministries dedicated to domestic violence.
NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Klaus Mertes said the church must make its influence felt worldwide to ensure that homosexuals are not threatened with death anywhere in the world.
The religious leaders joined a "Stop the Debt Trap" rally ahead of a hearing on rules proposed by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
NCR Today: Anyone who deals with the criminal justice system knows that it is not just, but some progress is underway.
Distinctly Catholic: President Obama was right to go to Hiroshima last week. He was right not to apologize for the decision made by Harry Truman, to drop the atomic bomb.