Faith and Justice: A journalist has some failings he'd like to get off his chest, so he goes to see a priest for confession.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley challenged all in attendance at the Knights of Columbus convention to be transforming agents in the world and to "connect the dots" between Christ and the suffering.
He was one of several bishops at the 132nd Supreme Convention in Orlando who spoke about the need for greater compassion for a flood of child immigrants to the U.S. who have arrived without a parent in recent months.
Because immigration violations are not considered crimes, people charged with being in the country without permission are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney if they cannot afford a lawyer.
Eco Catholic: "We support a national standard to reduce carbon pollution and recognize the important flexibility given to states in determining how best to meet these goals."
Column: "The demographics of the nation, and the electorate, are changing rapidly and the American public as a whole support immigration reform."
It's "getting difficult" for Catholics to partner with the government in providing social services because of laws like a federal mandate requiring contraceptive services.
Ahead of Monday’s expected carbon rules for existing power plants, the U.S. bishops are urging the federal government to protect “the least of these” in its efforts to address climate change, both locally and globally.
Current immigration laws are "antiquated and inadequate," and the U.S. immigration system is "a stain on the soul of our nation," one bishop said.
NCR Today: Pope Francis may be world's best politician; bishop meets teachers over controversial contracts; Nigerian army knows location of kidnapped girls
In November, I gave a talk about Pope Francis at the Call to Action conference, and every story, every quote I gave about him was greeted with smiles, cheers and laughter. It was something like a papal pep rally.