Clergy in Kenya are backing a presidential decree banning homemade brews, largely blamed for a recent spate of over 50 deaths in the East African nation.
A Tuscany priest is offering a baby bonus of more than $2,000 to Italian Catholic families who have three or more children. But there are strings attached.
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"Doing Catholic Theological Ethics in a Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Asian Context," the first pan-Asian conference of Catholic moral theologians, convened in India to seek ethical responses to the region's issues.
The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land filed an official complaint to Israeli police against the leader of a radical movement over remarks that encourage church burnings.
Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is tense, too, with jolting violence this summer over dismantled settlement homes, gay rights and a brutal attack on a Palestinian family.
The current political triangle made up of Turkey, the Islamic State and the Kurds in the Middle East is a textbook example of realpolitik in its rawest form.
Prominent theologians and bishops from across Africa have sharply called for more expansive discussions at this fall's global meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda spoke to NCR about the situation in Iraq. Warda attended the Knights of Columbus 133rd Supreme Convention held Aug. 4-6 in Philadelphia, Pa.
NCR interviewed the vice president for communications and strategic planning for the Knights of Columbus, about its new Christian Refugee Relief Fund to aid persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.