Millions of hard-pressed Americans are in desperate need of housing. Ben Carson is now Trump's point man for their needs. On the face of it, this doesn't bode well for the un-housed and ill-housed. It isn't that he hasn't witnessed the wretched effects of crowded, dangerous or absent housing, though he didn't live in public projects as some outlets erroneous reported. He's no doubt aware. The stumbling block is that he hasn't shown that he believes in the cause.
The Field Hospital: Catholics pitch in to help in Tennessee; Knights of Columbus collect cellphones; a Maryknoll Lay Missioner reflects on two decades of service.
NCR Today: Several thoughts occur to me as I get around to thinking about the challenge four cardinals have posed to Pope Francis' teaching in Amoris Laetitia.
Morning Briefing: Standing Rock water protectors see cautious win, but would we allow a pipeline under St. Peter's, for example? Plus, a round-up of the latest from the Transition team.
NCR Today: Global Sisters Report is pleased to announce that Sr. Michele Morek will will join the organization Jan. 3 as liaison to sisters.
Pax Christi: Members of the Pax Christi Metro DC group gathered in Silver Springs, Md. to honor two local peacemakers, Franciscan Sr. Marie Lucey and Franciscan Fr. Jacek Orzechowski. Author Frida Berrigan spoke at the event about the president-elect and what his administration could mean for an anti-war organization working against racism and harsh treatment of immigrants.
NCR Today: Division over 'Amoris Laetitia'; Claims filed in New York priest abuse program; Church's commitment to migrants; Climate action gets smaller
NCR Today: "Moana" continues Disney's efforts to showcase a bolder princess and disrupt the damsel-in-distress archetype.
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.