Commentary: Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel has set off alarm bells within the Jewish-American community, the U.S. diplomatic community, Israel, and the Arab and Muslim worlds.
Sometimes, we get involved in arguments that seem (to me, at least) downright silly. And one of these is about whether to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy holidays" to family, friends and co-workers at this time of the year.
As someone who hosts an interfaith radio show and works with several people who are Jewish, Muslim or agnostic and welcomes guests who represent the full panoply of faith traditions, it's easy to decide which to use.
Rome: Pope Francis has created a new Vatican commission to investigate the recent decision of the head of the Knights of Malta.
NCR Today: Welcoming the Prince of Peace into our homes this year will be difficult for many of us as we ponder the deep divisions that plague us.
The Field Hospital: Parishioner shares childhood memories of serving the homeless; Vietnam vet is mainstay of Texas parish; Portland archbishop’s bilingual homily supports immigrants
NCR Today: Aleppo evacuation stalls; Obama burnishes his green legacy; Planning for National Migration Week; Will Trump be transformative?
Several representatives of groups that participated in a landmark Vatican meeting last spring to reevaluate the Catholic church’s long-held just war theory met with church officials in Rome again this week, including the archbishop who serves as the Vatican’s foreign minister.
Members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative -- a project that includes groups such as Pax Christi International, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and umbrella groups of men and women religious -- also met with an archbishop working for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Film review: Martin Scorsese brings Shûsaku Endô's masterpiece to the screen, a story about the agony of living a life of faith because it means living a life of doubt.
NCR Today: Perhaps due to our Catholic upbringing, the era in which he happened to be born, my brother Tom seems to have been trapped at the edges of our family.
NCR Today: Germans gather in cathedral to pray after attack; thousands leave Aleppo; Philly monsignor charges "prosecutorial misconduct;" Schillebeeckx continues to influence.