Lucy Grindon is an NCR Bertelsen intern based in Los Angeles.

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Tom Blackburn, former NCR journalist, dies at 86

Thomas Blackburn, who joined NCR as assistant news editor in 1965 — just a year after the paper was started — and remained a regular columnist and contributor into the 1990s, died in Florida on Jan. 2 from complications of COVID-19.

Conservative group joins calls to stop federal execution spree

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty has signed onto a letter urging Congress to pass legislation to end the federal death penalty, and to oppose executions scheduled before Biden's inauguration.

For Christmas, socially distanced Masses to continue as traditions move online

In most U.S. cities, COVID-19 restrictions will prevent Catholics from gathering for large cathedral Masses, but indoor, outdoor and livestreamed Masses are still being planned. NCR looks at major dioceses' plans.

Guadalupe celebrations to be held outdoors, online amid canceled pilgrimages

Every year, millions of Catholics make pilgrimages for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. But in 2020, dioceses and parishes are replacing giant celebrations with livestreamed Masses and socially distanced gatherings.