Rome -- Four cardinals are questioning Pope Francis' most recent teachings on family life, issuing an open letter to the pontiff with five yes or no questions about how he understands church teaching.
Take and Read: The Diary of a Country Priest presses readers to confront the dark underside of humanity. The novel's protagonist (and readers) earn hard-won enlightenment.
Call to Action: Rohr is convinced that the "manifestation of our present evils" is a symptom of "our profound and painful sense of disconnection."
NCR Today: In the wake of the Trump election, I keep thinking about ways to take action. Here's what I've got so far.
NCR Today: Transitioning to Trump; Clergy sex abuse in India; Music for Mass; Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages.
NCR Today: I don't know anyone who voted for Donald Trump. But I'd like to understand what voters saw or heard in his message, his candidacy.
NCR Today: Our fight against injustice needs to continue. Yet, to work against this president's success would be un-American. Republicans used that approach and it hurt our country.
Trump: Burke said he believed the election result reflected a long-running crisis in the U.S. and hoped the country can rediscover the “right path to follow.”
NCR Today: Election responses: What it will take for President Trump to build the wall; Iran nuclear deal could could collapse; Italy next in anti-establishment wave
The Field Hospital: Founded nearly 100 years ago, Oregon Catholic Press sends out its church music across the country. If you are a Catholic Mass-goer, it's likely you know their hits.