NCR Today: If tax restrictions are removed, you will have competing churches endorsing and excoriating different candidates. Amid that, how does one discern the authentic Christian message?
NCR Today: I just returned from the national conference of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and have to say that it was an impressive and inspiring group.
The Field Hospital: A church without walls in Texas; how the "nones" are doing; reconciliation in Baltimore; farmers helping others in Kansas fires; Knights of Columbus doing good
NCR Today: FBI Director James Comey is out; Catholic divisions in French election; Cardinal Dolan's whistleblowers; bishops sign death penalty pledge
Series review: "The Handmaid's Tale," a new series streaming on Hulu, is about personhood, identity, freedom and abuse of power.
NCR Today: Trump's detention policies are under scrutiny. But "prevention through deterrence" began with Clinton and continued under Bush and Obama. It's U.S. policy.
NCR Today: Francis' trip to Fatima; Nigeria exchanges prisoners with Boko Haram; Indian state launches cow ambulance service; Francis and the 'Benedict Option'
NCR Today: France gets a new president; Trump's travel ban gets a court hearing; '13 Reasons Why'; searching for a friendly parish.
College roundup: Newman University in Wichita plans LGBT support group; California's Thomas Aquinas College to launch East Coast branch; new diversity officer for Loyola New Orleans.
NCR Today: Taking in refugees; church communities struggle to aid immigrants; Trump and pope to meet; yesterday's "big" announcements on health care and religious liberty are more sound and fury than substance.