Maybe the protestors in Ferguson are trying to tell us that in order to do better as a community, tragic police shootings should not be routinely justified.
Two Jesuits, brothers, with extraordinary spiritual depth and social justice reach.
An Israeli policy of demolishing the homes of Palestinians who commit or are suspected of committing acts of violence against Israelis is exceptional cruelty.
On Nov. 24, when protesters heard that the St. Louis County Grand Jury did not indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, some of them burned and looted in Ferguson and in my neighborhood, where another young man had been killed months later, they broke windows.
NCR Today: Thinking about Ferguson; The pope in Turkey; Houston mourns the death of a priest; The Francis effect in U.S. politics.
Pope Francis met with a group of some 50 young refugees from conflicts throughout the Middle East Sunday evening here, before ending his three-day trip to Turkey and heading back to Rome.
Telling the young people -- who had fled violence in places such as Syria, Iraq, and other parts of Turkey -- not to be discouraged, the pontiff promised that he and the Catholic church are with them in their struggles.
NCR headquarters is closed for Thanksgiving. To make the return next week easier on our staff, we have decided to turn off the comments system for the weekend.
NCR Today: What is it about the most wonderful time of the year that also makes it the most stressful time of year?
Heading into the holiday weekend, I can't help but think about the three predictable questions I will probably be asked over the Thanksgiving table: Do you have a job lined up for next year? Are you dating anyone? What do you think about the president's executive action on immigration?