Syria conflict: Reports of heavy fighting in Damascus
Zamboanga City, southern Philippines -- 2 Catholic priests survive ambush in Basilan
Scotland's most senior Catholic has urged the Scottish Government to hold a referendum on proposals to legalise same-sex marriage.
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
Melinda Gates: A Catholic puts 'reputation' on the line for family planning
Commentary: In current climate, religious tolerance is being redefined by Fr. Paul R. Fisher
Catholic bishops in Japan protest police intrusion: Police enter church without warrent, arrest Filipino for not having a passport.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.