NCR Today: In the current U.S. political climate, immigration will continue to be a hot-button issue -- but with no resolution in sight.
Grace on the Margins: In an exhibit at the College of New Rochelle, the manger scene is a powerful reminder of God's presence within our most forsaken people and places.
From Where I Stand: In the middle of an immigration crisis, let's just call the historic commitment of this country to welcome refugees the "Lady Liberty Movement." And cling to it.
NCR Today: The idea of specifically barring Muslims "fractures the very foundation of morality on which we stand," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving — a holiday that American legend traces back to a dinner between Native Americans and bedraggled, immigrant pilgrims — some of the country’s top political leaders are calling to block the arrival of Syrian refugees, would-be immigrants fleeing chaos and possible death in the Middle East, a situation some think the U.S. helped create.
Updated: "Feelings of anxiety and pessimism are notable among white Americans, but are especially pronounced among white evangelical Protestants and members of the Tea Party."
How great that the Democrats actually debated issues, real issues, and did not resort to sniping or name-calling.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis wrote a "pastoral statement on immigration and mercy," and the statement was released on Oct. 12, the national Columbus Day holiday.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the pope's speech at Independence Mall.
As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."