What's this about? With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office UPDATE: House Republican leaders have pulled a proposal that would gut its independent ethics panel, amid widespread criticism of the plan.
Springfield, Mass. -- Former Springfield Bishop Thomas Dupre has died. Resigned as bishop in 2004, Dupre was accused of abusing two boys
Commentary: What the wider church can learn from Latin America by Fr. Emmet Farrell
NCR Editorial: We have to choose to stop invasion of fake news
Looking ahead to 2017, thinking about what stories will emerge, may seem like a fool's errand, writes Michael Sean Winters, but he points out some key issues he'll be covering.
You probably know Colman McCarthy from his columns in NCR or The Washington Post, but did you know he teaches classes in peacemaking and nonviolence? Read more about Colman's passion here: Colman McCarthy makes sure students learn peace
Nonviolence: A New Year's resolution
Pope writes to world's bishops: 'Zero tolerance' for child abuse
The following is the full text of the letter the Pope Francis wrote to the bishops of the world on the feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28): "Be men attentive, and not deaf, to the voice of God, and hence more sensitive to what is happening all around us."
A Syrian Catholic bishop famous for his support of Palestinians, who was once imprisoned by Israel for smuggling weapons to West Bank terrorists, died Sunday at the age of 94.
Start your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.
Or reflect on Pencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.