NCR Today: Even though George Weigel disparaged the Al Smith dinner as outdated, the event is still a valuable way for candidates to serve up their messages.
NCR Today: Everyone wants this election to be over, but the polls vary widely as to what the outcome could be.
NCR Today: Trump on EWTN; Bishops' guidance on voting; Philippines discourages Halloween parties; Dominican eggs.
The Field Hospital: Welcome Center in Philadelphia teaches newcomers English, guides them through the byzantine naturalization process, and forms 'a real community.'
NCR Today: Most people have not buried a child or children. They simply have no idea what to say or do to make it all better.
NCR Today: With all that's wrong in the world, I will never figure out why some Vatican officials busy themselves with some of the issues they do.
Deciding which inmates get parole and when is problematic, but more diverse boards and a point system could be steps toward fairness.
NCR Today: Election 2016 exhumes old divides; PRRI reports America seek authoritarian leader; pulpit endorsements don't work for some Catholics; Mobilizing African sisters for systemic change
The Field Hospital: Our Father’s Table ministry to homeless cuts ribbon on headquarters; Catholics weigh in on gentrification; Seattle-area parishioners commit to "just peace."
NCR Today: Islamic art in Catholic church; Pope talks to Jesuits; Hope for displaced Christians in Iraq; Native Americans suing Mormon church; Election Day just two weeks away