NCR Today: As I write on Monday, July 11, people in India are planting trees. This energy uplifts me, even if the motivation is to beat Pakistan.
NCR Today: It is difficult to find someone who can truly provide a balanced view of the significance of Hillary Clinton's actions while serving as Secretary of State.
NCR Today: New Vatican press office head; Brazil archbishop resigns; Anti-Francis brigade; White Christians no longer a majority group; Discovery of Philistine cemetery
Reconciliation in Chicago: In 2015, Archbishop Blase Cupich made a special trip to a Chicago juvenile detention center to confirm five young men.
NCR Today: Unpredictable election; Lead in the water; U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day; Chinese sisters improve care for elderly; World's oldest priest
NCR Today: Syrian and international teams are working to indict Syrian President Bashar Assad by collecting evidence of war crimes and legally connecting Assad to those crimes.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.
NCR Today: As it approaches its 20th anniversary, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, has it been successful? NCR's Tom Reese weighs in.
NCR Today: Progressive wish list; Vatican acquits journalists; Canterbury archbishop to host Syrian refugees; Noah's Ark replica opens; Searching for a Catholic novel
NCR Today: William L. McSweeney Jr., publisher of NCR from February 1986 through December 1996, died June 28. He was 85.