We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism that white Americans try mightily to ignore, hide or rationalize. The question we have before us is: What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next?
Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over health care. Yet in recent months, as leaders in Washington discussed the future of American health care, women were not always allowed in the room.
Australian priests and a bishop have said they would go to jail rather than break the seal of confession to report a person confessing to child sexual abuse. Kieran Tapsell says the issue can resolved with a change to canon law.
The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, in its 19th year, comes as Trump has been accused of exacerbating hostility toward Muslims and hesitating to condemn white supremacism and anti-Semitism within his own nation.
NCR Today: Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions poised for solar eclipse; gay students prep for back to Catholic school; Australia threatens harsh actions against church employees in same-sex marriages; President Trump's approval ratings slump in key states.
Book Review: Czeslaw Milosz did not consider himself to be a Catholic poet. But in his later years, he noted that all of his thinking had a religious aspect, and in that sense, he said, his poetry was also religious
Book Review: Archbishop Charles Chaput's new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, is strange indeed — full of relentlessly pessimistic, sweeping claims.
Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed.
Countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom and Canada have pledged large sums of money to assist countries facing severe food emergencies, but a gap exists between pledged aid and the amount of aid collected.
With a little help from her friends, under a cloudy sky and light warm drizzle, the body of Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Helen Maher Garvey departed her motherhouse for the last time Aug. 17.
Young Voices: The clash between my vision of gardening and my reality forces me to face, not for the first time, an unpleasant truth: I am far too prone to the self-serving workaholism so prized in our culture.