The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the abolishment of the death penalty for everyone in the state, including the 11 men on death row.
NCR Today: Obama in Hiroshima; Trump, Sanders and Clinton: Election 2016; Supreme Court cases yet to come; Memorial Day driving.
Pope Francis issued a decree in January that women should be included in the foot washing ritual on Holy Thursday. FutureChurch launched a survey to determine its effect on parishes.
NCR Today: Guatemalan mine's closing leaves uncertain legacy; Italy saves 500 after migrant ship flips; Rome poster campaign challenges Catholic ban on female priests
The Field Hospital: Fran Wesseling speaks with authority on war's devastation; her son, retired Maj. Darren Baldwin, lives with neurological damage.
NCR Today: "We must break out of these clerical mid-level positions," said the president of the Association of Austrian Women Religious at a presentation May 20 in Vienna, Austria.
The Field Hospital: Congregations doing more service, less politics; Parishioners to finish occupation of Mass. church; What happens when parishioners go rogue
NCR Today: Key Tunisian party renounces political Islam; Sr. Joan Chittister on reviving a public works program; Despite war, Lebanese do not become inured to violence, hate
NCR Today: What can we expect from the commission on female deacons? Two NCR writers provide two different and valuable perspectives on the issue.
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.