As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving — a holiday that American legend traces back to a dinner between Native Americans and bedraggled, immigrant pilgrims — some of the country’s top political leaders are calling to block the arrival of Syrian refugees, would-be immigrants fleeing chaos and possible death in the Middle East, a situation some think the U.S. helped create.
Faith and Justice: The USCCB approved an amended version of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." I asked a number of theologians, what should the USCCB do next time?
NCR Today: Catch up on USCCB fall meeting coverage; Pope cries out for welcoming church; Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics; and more
Distinctly Catholic: Looking back over the last two days, four moments stand out: two moments demonstrate what is good about the bishops’ conference, and two moments highlight real problems.
Distinctly Catholic: There is a question hanging over this plenary meeting of the U.S. bishops: Did Pope Francis come here two months ago?
Highlighting Pope Francis’s instructions to the hierarchy, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, USCCB president, opened the body’s annual fall meeting with a reflection on the upcoming year of mercy.
Faith and Justice: A draft of the bishops' conference's strategic priorities for 2017-2020 was approved, but some questioned whether those priorities are consistent with those of Francis.
Faith and Justice: The upcoming USCCB committee chairs election will present American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the conference's direction for the next few years.
NCR Today: Exclusive interview with one of the actors from the film "Spotlight"; NCR's investigation into the costs of the sex abuse crisis; USCCB's Nov. fall meeting; and more
I would like to comment on a few unrelated op-eds, first on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal then on religious freedom.