NCR Today: In Rwanda, activists believe that the church has an important part to play in reconciliation.
Jesus wasn't a gusher. His love for suffering people was surpassing, and his grasp of suffering's causes unwavering, but he retains calm, we might even say rational demeanor. Only once is he said to cry. His emotions weren't presumably lacking but they are wrapped within a larger, clear-headed consciousness. He is no "bleeding heart" in the popular sense.
NCR Today: Fred is caring for Jeanne in a new frontier in their marriage, and his respect for and attention to her are both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
NCR Today: Capital punishment debates; Proposed change to Medicaid; Some flights to ban electronic devices; Religious outreach at the State Department
NCR Today: There seems to be an erosion of the notion of infallibility in both the church and the U.S. court system.
NCR Today: In Nicaragua in the 1980s, we were the strangers, and a poor, rural family welcomed us with open arms and a chicken supper.
Film review: "Uncommon Grace: Flannery O'Connor and the Possibility of Grace and Mystery" is a great, if short, introduction to the Catholic author's short life and compelling work.
Bishop Thomas Tobin responds to NCR Young Voices column: All of these reasons so often cited for dropping out of the church — are they reasons or just convenient excuses?
NCR Today: Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch opens; John Gehring attends a gathering of "Catholic leaders"; Death penalty debate; Health care debate
Washington -- The symposium featured a blend of high-powered networking, liturgies, wonky policy discussions and insider D.C. political whispering.