Criminal Justice

Josh Gad, Chadwick Bosman and Sterling K. Brown in 'Marshall' (Open Road Films)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 12, 2017
He might get a shotgun escort when he leaves town, but Thurgood Marshall is the Lone Ranger of civil rights.
Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Faith News

SYDNEY (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offense charges, was jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance in his native Australia on Friday in a case that has rocked the Vatican and placed scrutiny on the pope's stance against abusive clergy.

Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzOctober 02, 2017
For inmates, incarceration is their punishment. But in the library, we focus on rehabilitation.
Pope Francis blesses a prisoner as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September 2015. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Short Take
Jim McGreeveySeptember 21, 2017
Pope Francis reminds us that we must "cleanse, heal and restore" the sinner, including those returning to society from prisons.
Anthony Lamar Smith's mother, Annie, center, walks with family and protesters during a peaceful rally on Sept. 17 after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black. Stockley is white. (CNS photo/Lawrence Bryant, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Church leaders call for peace amidst demonstrations against the acquittal of a white police officer in the murder of an African-American man.
Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzSeptember 15, 2017
One day we may see one of their bylines in The New Yorker. One day these men will be released from prison.