Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are facing poverty and death, neighboring countries are bearing the burden of helping refugees, and arms dealers are getting richer, Pope Francis said. "No one can pretend not to know!"
Peace & Justice
The U.S. faces a national poverty crisis “straining millions of families and stalling our nation’s prosperity and growth."
If you have watched reruns of the TV series "M*A*S*H," you might remember the scenes where the medical staff performs triage each time a helicopter arrives with more wounded from the Korean War. After they do a quick visual evaluation, the staff assesses each patient's physical condition and assigns their treatment to the medical professional best suited to help them.
Faith and Justice: In chapter 5 of his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis discusses how we should respond to the environmental crisis.
NCR Today: I attended a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of the murder of two brothers, Steven and James Dent, in St. Louis. The shooter has not been caught.
Spiritual Reflections: Today's first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel from Mark are excellent examples of the effectiveness of God's word to realize what it announces.
The Trail of History: All involved in the efforts to repudiate the doctrine agree that the first step to healing wounds begins with the acknowledgement of its history.
"Individual reflection and action is critical" when it comes to improving the conditions of workers in the United States and elsewhere, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in the U.S. bishops' annual Labor Day statement.
The Trail of History: The Doctrine of Discovery originated from a series of papal bulls issued in the era following the Crusades.
The Trail of History: "One hundred years of unresolved grief. There is no time to work through the grieving process before you have to bury another person."