NCR Today: Perhaps due to our Catholic upbringing, the era in which he happened to be born, my brother Tom seems to have been trapped at the edges of our family.
NCR Today: Germans gather in cathedral to pray after attack; thousands leave Aleppo; Philly monsignor charges "prosecutorial misconduct;" Schillebeeckx continues to influence.
It's been a long time since priests and bishops could simply change minds or create policy on the strength of their vested authority. These days Catholics and others are likely to pay little to no attention. There are many reasons for this, of course, but if's pretty safe to say those days are gone forever. Without persuasive arguments that reflect widespread lay, secular belief, their voices have been made marginal.
Take and Read: In his Jesus: An Experiment in Christology, the Dominican theologian traced the genesis of Christian belief in Jesus Christ, our window into God.
NCR Today: The sad, inescapable truth of Syria; Top religion news stories of 2016; Christmas tree slide show.
NCR Today: "I sympathize with the pilots who actually dropped the bombs," says Professor Norimitsu Tosu. But forgiving the politicians who made the decision is more difficult.
'Collateral Beauty': This is a sincere movie that is presented in a unique way. It addresses grief and loneliness.
NCR Today: The U.S. bishops and deportation; clarity and false clarity in Amoris Laetitia; church leads fight against death penalty in Philippines
NCR Today: Conservatives should tackle DOD waste; Dominican sisters' hostel supports college students in Vietnam; Aleppo rebel evacuation underway
NCR Today: President-elect Donald Trump will find out that he does not have absolute unfettered power. We may be seeing the first signs of this accountability.