A major decision facing the nation's bishops when they meet Nov. 16-19 for their annual fall assembly will be what "strategic priorities" to focus on through the year 2020.
Religion, which has been blamed for being behind much of the violence in today's world, might be a scapegoat, according to one Georgetown University scholar.
"The role of religion needs to clearly be determined," said Jesuit Fr. Drew Christiansen, a scholar at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, where Wednesday's symposium was held.
The largest coalition of U.S. evangelicals, Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Evangelicals, has stepped away from its pro-death penalty stance, which it embraced for the past 40 years.
The rally on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March addressed a range of grievances connected to justice, including calls to stop deportation and reduce mass incarceration.
Pope Francis told a joint meeting of Congress he backs efforts to abolish the death penalty. His U.S. nuncio sent letters to appeal on his behalf to commute sentences.
Pope Francis went straight from charging the U.S. Congress to care for the neediest to blessing and encouraging Washington's hungry and homeless on Thursday Sept. 24.
NCR Today: Pope Francis made an unscheduled visit Wednesday to a community of Catholic women religious that has been fighting an Obama administration mandate covering contraceptives in health care plans.
Commentary: What did NCR’s columnist Michael Sean Winters think about Pope Francis addresses today? Here's a round up of his analysis.
Basilica of the National Shrine -- Pope uses canonization Mass to preach on mission. Answer the call, he says, and "go forth and anoint."
At St. Matthew's Cathedral. Meeting and praying with the U.S. bishops, Pope Francis outlines his idea of a shepherd.