Opinion: Pope Francis, in his speeches and visitations, won't have gone much beyond incensed pieties and play-it-safe verbiage. Unless ...
Opinion: You are reading this today because I took required "core" theology courses when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame.
As a prison abolitionist, I was an immediate admirer of the two citizens -- Richard Matt and David Sweat -- who in early June, artfully and nonviolently decided to end their residency in the cages of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
Yes, each was found guilty of homicides. Yes, the murders were vile: Matt dismembered his victim; Sweat shot a man and then drove a car over the body.
Coal is not the only subject to give Catholic responsible investors pause. What about investing in companies that materially contribute to war? Or oil and gas? Or same-sex marriage?
Column: While most Catholic parishes have shifted to vacation mode, our Protestant brothers and sisters are preparing for one of their busiest weeks.
Five questions for NCR readers, to which I suspect and would wager the answers will be yes -- definitely yes.
Column: In recent decades, the relationship between church and labor has frayed for a variety of reasons. This was a mistake.
Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."
Column: Those of us who go back to the nascency of NCR in the mid-1960s remember Garry Wills as the paper's conservative columnist.
Column: If you thought the first two years of Pope Francis' papacy were tumultuous and exciting, you ain't seen nothing yet.