Distinctly Catholic: The inauguration ceremonies are completed: Donald Trump is now the President of the United States.
College round-up: Three Newman Guide-recommended colleges are offering graduate scholarships to alumni of fellow Newman Guide-recommended colleges in the field of psychology, law and business, for the 2017 school year.
Preview: Hunger levels are so severe in southern Madagascar that many in remote villages have eaten almost nothing but cactus fruit for up to four years.
He kept up the Catholic routine, but his heart wasn't in it. Then he headed out on a faith journey he recounts in Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
Preview: Rosemary Medeiros was visiting a chapel in Mexico for adoration when she heard a voice say, "I have forgiven you; now forgive yourself."
Distinctly Catholic: Politics is about the admixture of ideals, relationships and power, and Obama seemed incapable of sorting out the mix.
Viewpoint: How many days of 2015 were there no police shootings of unarmed men, women and children? How do we build the "world house" King once envisioned?
Baroness Nuala O'Loan, a Catholic peer in the British House of Commons, told NCR she was concerned by the number of multiple killings in the U.S. "facilitated by the easy access to guns."
College round-up: In a top 10 list of Catholic colleges and universities for 2017, University of Notre Dame topped the list, scoring 25th in the nation overall.
The Peace Pulpit: Pope Francis said that we really do have to be a church that reaches out to people who feel pushed away, and draw them back.