NCR Today: We will turning off the comments system starting Friday, July 1 at 3 p.m. CDT.
NCR Today: I can recall the July 4th celebrations of my youth , watching the fireworks in my hometown of Lockport, N.Y., and thinking -- even at a young age -- about the ideals that shaped this country, especially freedom of religion.
Anyone who's planned a family reunion must sympathize with the Orthodox churches. It took more than 12 centuries to pull it off and had it's share of disappointments and rough patches. For one thing, a quarter of the relatives either didn't show up or left in a huff over something that rubbed them wrong.
NCR Today: A Georgetown University report links anti-Muslim political rhetoric with an uptick on physical assaults against Muslims in the United States.
NCR Today: Set in World War II's aftermath, French-Polish film takes on the horror of a war crime in a Benedictine monastery.
NCR Today: Abuse legislation hits snag in Pennsylvania; Turkey deserves support, not criticism; A most fascinating story: "extra-continental migrants" stranded in Costa Rico.
The Field Hospital: We look at another tool for pastors feeling the pressures of managing what is in effect a large business while at the same time striving to be faith leaders.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Washington Post: In wake of airport attack, Turkey urges world to stand firm against terrorism
The Field Hospital: Outreach to LGBT community; no new El Paso church; Boston helping refugees; closing Chicago church; Minnesota merger; people prefer the Newman Center; steal a million, owe no explanation.