The U.S. should regard gun violence as a public health threat and handle it like we did motor vehicle hazards, says David Hemenway.
Peace & Justice
Vice President Joe Biden has called on faith leaders to rally their congregations in the debate on gun control to reduce violence.
Making a Difference: The pope laid out for us the foundation upon which the church's ministry for world peace must be built.
We say: Gun control is a pro-life issue and the time has come for U.S. Catholics to weave strong gun control legislation into the list of life issues demanding our attention.
This is National Migration Week, as declared by the U.S bishops. What a wonderful opportunity for all of us to proclaim our church's positions on immigration policies.
Labor activists and students at the University of Notre Dame have called for the Indiana school to cease investing in a private equity hotelier they say has questionable labor practices.
Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle cautions against looking at the tragedy of the Sandy Hook School from too distant a perspective.
Looking at this from "an aerial view of nonviolence oddly keeps us from solutions," Boyle, who has worked with gang members in Los Angeles since 1988, told NCR Dec. 20.
Are Catholics too timid to form a front against the violence that wracks the nation? Activists and pastors fear the answer is yes.
Welcoming in the new year, Pope Benedict XVI said that despite the injustice and violence in the world, every human being yearns for and is made for peace.
Death penalty opponents say 2012 showed capital punishment is on the wane, even though the number of death-row inmates executed remained unchanged from 2011 at 43.