Congo bishops fault politicians for failed mediation

Attacks on clergy and parish buildings have raised questions as to whether the Catholic Church has come too close to politics in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Becoming community

Spiritual reflections: Jesus acted out exactly what he had told the disciples to do: demonstrating how to be forgiving and hold fast to one who could be lost.

Mercy2Earth seizes the weekend Earth Day, Divine Mercy Sunday align

Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement is inviting Catholics worldwide to use the April 22-23 weekend as a time to perform acts of mercy for the Earth.

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Protecting the circle of life

NCR Today: Living in our house in Anacortes, Washington, is an endless gift. Our extra rooms allowed us to take in people like our brave, unforgettable Uncle Winston.

Ignatian Carbon Challenge brings 'Laudato Si'' to life in Catholic schools

Eco Catholic: The Ignatian Solidarity Network program has presented thousands of high school students with actions aimed at understanding how daily choices affect the world around them.

Politics

Pope Francis could educate the US president

NCR Today: What could happen between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis if the U.S. leader gets his wish to meet the head of the Roman Catholic Church next month?

Justice

Hunger strikes protesting Wendy's snowball across college campuses

College students from across the country are participating in hunger strikes to protest fast-food chain Wendy's for refusing to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program.

Spirituality

Becoming community

Spiritual reflections: Jesus acted out exactly what he had told the disciples to do: demonstrating how to be forgiving and hold fast to one who could be lost.

Media

Medieval art is relatable today, even out of context

Fascination abounds on TV and in movies, games and books for the Middle Ages — whose very name conveys a sort of halfway house between antiquity and modernity.

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In This Issue

April 21-May 4, 2017

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