Though majorities say they would support sensible gun regulations like universal background checks and handgun purchaser licensing laws, the nation seems paralyzed with inaction.
Wherever construction or demolition is taking place, there is often a crowd of onlookers whose curiosity has drawn them to the site. They look on, usually silently, as gigantic machines haul debris away while other heavy equipment carries all the supplies that will eventually become a new edifice. They look on as roads are paved and lines are drawn to ensure the safety of future travelers. They look on as bumps are smoothed and sharp curves are rendered less dangerous.
NCR Today: What exactly is "academic freedom," and why do professors defend it so zealously?
Scholars gathered at the University of Notre Dame to re-examine the concept called "academic freedom," and determine how it could and should operate at Catholic colleges and universities.
Reader’s Retrospective: Fr. Dan Danielson isn't entirely sure when he started reading the National Catholic Reporter, only that it was early in his priesthood.
Reader's Retrospective: "I always wanted to be a priest, even now, but the church discriminates against people who are married," said Paul Schubert.
NCR Today: Editorial on US church's leadership transition; Mass shooting in San Bernardino; Texas sues to block Syrian refugees; pope visits a mosque; and more
GSR Preview: The student debt situation is a crisis for the country and the church, but it's also easily fixable.
Column: The theme at a recent conference at Loyola University Chicago on women and the church since Vatican II put the question front and center.
Reader's Retrospective: Mary Agnes Trauscht and her future husband, Bob met in 1946 while attending adjoining Catholic colleges in Winona, Minn.