At the climate change conference in Paris, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told attendees that the high-stakes gathering does not represent the end or start of action, but the path forward.
Eco Catholic: The hope is that an agreement in Paris will place the planet on a path to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
“You get these little spurts of indication of, yeah, as a matter of fact, new thoughts can exist down in the coalfields.”
When President Barack Obama announced to the world on Friday that he had rejected TransCanada’s application to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, there was surely no better place to be than at a conference of committed environmentalists. When the news broke, there was universal applause, glee and relief -- all rolled into one.
The bishop of Wichita, Kansas presented a report on Fr. Emil J. Kapaun to the Congregation for Saints' Causes a week after the 65th anniversary of his North Korean capture.
Updated: Catholics groups view decision as long overdue and affirmation of the power of grassroots organizing on behalf of creation and its inhabitants.
Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave a wide-ranging speech touching on the issues of criminal justice reform, distrust between cops and communities of color, gun control, law enforcement funding, the drug trade, police brutality and viral videos.
St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.
Authorities in Roseburg, in green rolling hills 180 miles south of Portland, identified the shooter Oct. 2 as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, but did not give details about him. The names of those he fatally shot had not yet been released. Nine others were wounded.
Studies show that more guns equate with more suicides, homicides and accidental deaths. Yet, more than a third of U.S. homes contain a gun.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of Francis' speech at the White House.