A year after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., federal action to control gun violence has stalled, but advances have been made at the state level.
We say: One would think five national memorial services for the victims of mass shootings in four years would have galvanized a nation to act to end gun violence.
What do Google and the U.S. gun lobby have in common? Support for pro-gun legislation it seems.
Pope Francis is adding his voice to the chorus of papal statements fostering social justice.
Michael Griffin says it was no secret that he is gay. But when he told his administrators that he was going to marry his partner, he was fired.
Faith groups are making an effort to convince Congress to pass legislation expanding background checks to those purchasing guns as the one-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches.
Analysis: Those who call for a living wage say recent protests should have received more attention because that right is included in Catholic social teaching.
The mid-November passage of same-sex marriage legislation in Illinois had supporters celebrating equality, while one of the state's Catholic prelates warned of devilish intervention.
NCR normally doesn't feel compelled to comment on individual bishops' actions in their home dioceses. Local Catholics and media are better prepared to address local concerns. However, the prayers of exorcism for same-sex marriage that Bishop Thomas Paprocki* of Springfield, Ill., conducted Nov. 20 seemed so outrageous, we thought a comment was warranted.
From the interfaith clergy to the civil rights heroes, from the union activists and community organizers to one of the youngest members of Congress, those involved in an event Tuesday spanned the wide range of people working to keep Washington's attention on comprehensive immigration reform.
Marking the 22nd day of the Fast for Families, a prayer-and-fasting activity being observed around the country as well, four people who had consumed only water for 22 days broke their fast and symbolically handed over the role to others.