Church and labor leaders, including Bishop Robert McElroy and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, discussed consumerism, workers' rights and other issues at the conference "Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work."
NCR Today: Nonviolent protest, modeled by Dr. Martin Luther King, is a way to address injustices; it has an important history in our democracy and our Christian churches.
Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Global Sisters Report: Along Midwestern highways and interstates, hubs for sex trafficking thrive. Sisters throughout the region are educating people to recognize the signs of victimization and helping survivors recover.
NCR Today: Obama's farewell speech; Knights of Malta refuse to cooperate with papal investigation; Flannery to celebrate birthday Mass; Senate confirmation hearings
Distinctly Catholic: Bishop Robert McElroy spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
The Field Hospital: Former Secret Service agent trains Maine churches; retired priests now outnumber active in Albany; grief lingers in Newtown; Vincentians meet in Philadelphia.
Eco Catholic: Activists held rallies urging officials to deny approval of Cabinet nominees with track records of denying or discounting the scientific consensus on climate change.
Global Sisters Report: My three years' experience with immigrant children in detention touches my heart. Every child, every story, every face, are part of me now.
The Senate begins confirmation hearings today for president-elect Donald Trump's nominations to his cabinet. For Catholics, a couple of the nominees raise specific concerns.