Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, a Salvadoran military squad entered the campus, where they shot and killed six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter. Mary Jo McConahay was one of the first reporters on the scene.
Column -- The USCCB meeting lacked passion and leadership, writes Fr. Thomas Reese
Plus, Michael Sean Winters recaps the entire USCCB meeting
Vatican City -- Public restrooms to include showers for the homeless
Global Sisters Report -- Caught between two worlds, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary reflect on living with Indigenous peoples of Argentina
Vatican City -- Rock legend Patti Smith to perform at Vatican Christmas concert
Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Folk saints blossom in pope's backyard
St. Paul, Minn. -- Lawyer alleges Twin Cities archdiocese destroyed porn videos
Fr. James Martin: A confession of a Catholic priest
Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.