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.
Carson's and Trump's remarks are a vivid illustration of both the unruly beast that the Republican Party has created and the difficulty it will have winning over minority voters.
A Texas high school student at the center of a tech storm after authorities mistook his clock invention for a bomb got an invite to the White House.
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Getting the food service at St. Xavier University to change from plastic to biodegradable cups doesn't seem like it's a big deal.
But for Guadalupe Avila, a senior at the Sisters of Mercy-sponsored school in Chicago, it showed that she and her fellow members of Students for Social Justice can make a difference when it comes to the earth's environmental future.
Now she's ready to tackle Congress.
Eco Catholic: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued Monday the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.