Pope Francis can be refreshing frank when he wants to be, writes Ken Briggs. But when it comes to amending or abolishing church teaching, he shows signs of getting tongue tied.
NCR Editorial: US bombing anniversary: Demand disarmament
Greg Bourke, who helped win the right of gays and lesbians to marry, said he learned Tuesday that he still can’t be a Boy Scout leader in a local Catholic parish troop.
LCWR gathers in Huston next week: U.S. women religious look forward to annual assembly
Ordinary lights: In the end, I am an ordinary woman who has been called to a unique lifestyle. writes Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA, a high school religion teacher and blogger
Sandy Springs, Ga. -- Parish that gave birth to Disabilities Ministry hosts national Catholic ministry leader
Nine federal agencies have issued proposed rules to clarify some aspects of social service partnerships with religious institutions. Comment period opens.
Calais, France -- Which EU country has the most asylum seekers?
How should Catholics respond to the tragic scenes at Calais? The farce at Calais cannot go on. We either we enforce the law or change it
Asia-Pacific search for a regional solution for refugees
Nairobi, Kenya -- Church told off over polio vaccine
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:
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.