New blog series: "Reconciliation in Chicago" will feature stories from a Chicago-based ministry working with youth and families affected by violence and incarceration.
The pope met Feb. 16 with youth in Morelia, Mexico, and implored them reject potential recruitment as hired killers for the drug cartels that plague the city.
Young Voices: What I want this Lent is to be able to think clearly, act decisively, and spend more time aligning my heart to God's heart.
The Supreme Court has declared that life sentences for perpetrators under the age of 18 are unconstitutional. So states have been developing new sentencing laws. The Missouri legislature has a bill in the Senate, SB 790, that proposes minimum 50-year sentences for 16 and 17-year-olds who are convicted of crimes such as first-degree murder and minimum 25-year sentences for defendants under the age of 16.