NCR Today: In an essay in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich strongly advocates for immediate action on gun-control legislation.
I was at the Cato Institute, the belly of the beast of libertarianism, to speak about Pope Francis' view on capitalism.
Global Sisters Report: Part 4 of a 6-part series. Srs. Emmanuela, Mary Grace and Mary Columba, longtime friends, decided to launch a new community in 2007.
NCR Today: "Four times as many U.S. adults say their opinion of the church is better now because of Pope Francis as people who say their impression has gotten worse."
NCR Today: “The Church is not a museum.” Those are the words of Pope Francis opening the family synod in Rome this week.One can hope the delegates begin to understand.
A priest has lost his post in northern Italy after saying he can “understand” pedophilia within the church. The priest appeared to blame children for sexual abuse and described homosexuality as a sickness.
“Pedophilia I can understand, homosexuality I don’t understand,” Fr. Gino Flaim, a priest in Trento, told Italy’s La7 channel. “Unfortunately there are children that look for affection, because they don’t have it at home. And perhaps if they find a priest, he could also give in.”
The major relics of St. Maria Goretti, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a "pilgrimage of mercy" in the United States this fall, for the first U.S. visit.
NCR Today: I kept brushing away mental flashes of what could have happened, vignettes of horror and grief that we had been spared, but still haunted me.
Book Review: History has provided numerous examples of how political demagoguery can use such disaffected populations to undermine democracy.
A small c catholic: One of my differences with Catholic sacramental theology has to do with tying a central church belief to an outdated science, which strikes me as odd.