NCR Today: Cardinal Müller says the Vatican will not reply to four cardinals' letter questioning the document. Meanwhile, the Roman Rota dean calls publishing the letter a "slap in the face."
NCR Today: What is the "white working class"; Italians try the populist path; Kenya's Catholic University of Africa in financial straits; women, religion and worship.
Take and Read: I remember sitting in my apartment with Gyn/Ecology, feeling as if my head had been taken off my neck, turned upside down, completely shaken up and put back on.
NCR Today: After 30 years a pastor, this convert became head of the diocese of Sapporo, Japan, and a leader of the Japanese bishops' peace and justice efforts.
NCR Today: What is the "white working class"; Oklahoma's Fr. Stanley Rother, martyr; The latest installment in NCR's Making Peace series; China's do-it-yourself bishop.
A U.S. missionary priest who was murdered in Guatemala in 1981 became a step closer to being considered a saint in the Catholic church on Friday.
NCR Today: I was at meeting this week where black people outnumbered white people — seven to four. It was the first time I'd seen everyone since the election.
Stop executions. Just as Pope Francis has spoken out against the death penalty, U.S. Christians with public platforms should do likewise.
NCR Today: Rumors of migrant crackdown trigger rise in deadly sea crossings; Brexit frustrations as EU citizens rush to secure British residency; The Italian movement that could remake Europe
In the wake of “a deeply destructive political campaign,” U.S. citizens face the dual task of rising above profound political divisions that tear at the national fabric as well as remaining diligent in addressing “the major wounds of American society,” especially the threat of massive deportations.