Prompted to write after Sandy Hook, Jason Odell Williams has taken his play to NYC, and he hopes to get it across the country -- "in all the purple states."
Gun violence in Chicago: On Dec. 31 hundreds joined to commemorate the lives of those killed by gun violence in 2016. "We're protesting violence," said Fr. Michael Pfelger.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.
I was preaching in June after the Orlando event about the new normal and how we are all beginners. I was going to speak about summer beach reading and instead I was (again) talking about public violence. As I arrived at my main point -- life is going to be a lot about interruption for a while to come -- that’s when someone’s cell phone went off, unprogrammed. It gave us the good laugh we needed.
Reconciliation in Chicago: The ministry of reconciliation calls us to create safe and welcoming places for those who sometimes aren't ready to be embraced.
Baton Rouge Bishop Robert Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the city's latest fatal shootings left three officers dead.
Viewpoint: Our age of trumpery concerns a deeper cultural dynamic that reveals unwelcome truths about our own moral and spiritual malaise.
Bishop Robert Muench urged the local community to be "ministers of healing to a hurting world" following the police shooting of a black man outside a convenience store July 5.
Updated: Following the apparent sniper-style attack Thursday night, bishops across the country condemned the cycle of violence and urged greater unity to prevent further tragedies.