NCR Today: Who are we if we don't care for one another?
Peace & Justice
Kristen Ostendorf worked at Totino-Grace High School in St. Paul, Minn., for 18 years. She was an English teacher, campus minister and coach, and spent much of her time traveling with students on immersion programs, both in the U.S. and overseas.
"I love teaching and I love bringing students to that social justice world," Ostendorf says. But, like many others this reporter met at the CTA conference, she found that social justice is sometimes lacking in our Catholic institutions.
Church resettlement programs in the United States will continue to aid refugees who are fleeing violence and social ills despite calls that the country’s borders should be closed to anyone but Christians.
The church’s response is focused on people in need of food, shelter and safety and not their particular faith, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,told reporters Nov. 16 during a midday break at the bishops’ annual fall general assembly.
At The Intersection: While I want to defy terrorism-induced fear by pursuing life as if nothing has changed, I also feel pressure to do something now to impact the world.
"Time is of the essence" to get humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine as winter sets in, Ukrainian religious leaders said on Nov. 9 to President Barack Obama.
The FBI investigated and infiltrated the annual protests by SOA Watch at Fort Benning, Georgia for at least a decade, according to a new report.
Young Voices: If I just had a moment to sit with Cornel West, could I even challenge him or be a decent conversation partner?
Pope Francis, the U.S. Bishops Conference and a growing number of secular experts support an alternative, "restorative," type of justice that could improve the US criminal justice system.
U.S. CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS AND IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION: WILL THE CHURCH RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
By Donald Kerwin, with Breana George
Published by Lateran University Press, $16.95
The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.