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.
Peace & Justice
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.
In bust or boom, it didn't matter when African-Americans bought their home -- they lost money, study says.
The popes have been right about materialism for 124 years, since Rerum Novarum in 1891. Yes, other writers described the destructive lure of goods in the marketplace, but Pope Leo XIII was right there. And Pope Francis is there today with Laudato Si'.
Independent peace initiatives by Israelis, Palestinians, Americans, Jews, Christians and Muslims cooperate across ethnic, religious and national lines in opposing the the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Pope Francis Oct. 30 criticized conservative clergy and bishops who he said had defamed slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero even after he was killed by a right-wing death squad in 1980.
The pope departed from his prepared address to a group of visiting Salvadorans to deliver unusually pointed remarks about the past detractors of Romero, who was beatified last May in El Salvador, putting him a step away from sainthood.
This year, Nov. 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday. The solemnity supersedes the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time and offers Lectionary readings unique to its themes. All the readings focus on our status as "children of God" (second reading) called into loving and eternal relationship with God and with all those who belong to God.
Activists and lawyers say that behind the shocking video of a sheriff's deputy slamming an African-American high school student, lies a nationwide problem known as the school-to-prison pipeline.
NCR Today: A new book, Doing Good … Says Who?, offers a clear and creative analysis of our middle class efforts to help the poor.