Peter Feuerherd is NCR news editor. Feuerherd is a veteran of the Catholic and religious press, having written for Commonweal, St. Anthony Messenger, and diocesan newspapers in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Albany, Long Island and New York City. He is the winner of numerous Catholic Press Association and religious press awards and is the author of "Holy Land USA: A Catholic Ride Through America's Evangelical Landscape" (Crossroad). Feuerherd writes from Queens, NY, where he is also an adjunct professor of journalism at St. John's University. He is a regular on the basketball courts of the borough. 

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Catholics in Hong Kong and abroad walk fine line amid protests

One of the demands of the protestors is for direct elections for the Hong Kong government. As part of a worldwide church and with a small but significant presence in the city, at 5% of the total population of more than 7 million, Hong Kong Catholics are right in the middle of it.

Here's the inside scoop on NCR's choice for 2019 Newsmaker of the Year

From the editor: How NCR chose Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a public Catholic, as our Newsmaker of the Year

At St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Portland, unity is elusive

A new pastor's arrival set off disputes over issues such as the role of creativity in liturgical rites and the future of St. Francis Kitchen, the outreach to the homeless long affiliated with the parish.

Papal biographer: US bishops' original plan against abuse was PR ploy

U.S. bishops' conference officials drew up a plan to address sex abuse that was a ploy, deliberately circumventing Vatican authority, according to a new Pope Francis biography by Austen Ivereigh.