NCRonline.org proudly presents the winning entries in our essay contest, in which we asked young people to reflect on experiences of change and growth in the church.
NCR Today: To celebrate NCR's 50th anniversary, we held an essay contest for high school juniors and seniors -- asking for their experiences of church growth and their future hopes.
Viewpoint: I never decided to be baptized, go to Catholic school, go to confession, go to Communion, get confirmed. It was who we were.
My Table is Spread: "Arsenic and Old Lace," an old movie that I found amusing, seemed sinister to our 10-year-old granddaughter and her friend.
NCR Today: Becoming who we are is an ongoing task that requires a tremendous amount of interior work.
NCR Today: Results from a five-year research project by the National Institute of Mental Health show that treating schizophrenia with medication alone is not ideal.
The recent resignation of Call to Action's board signifies an new era of justice for a group whose central platform is seeking reform in the Roman Catholic church.
Book review: John McCoy's biography of Archbishop Raymond "Dutch" Hunthausen paints the painful story of a bishop's conscience and Rome's determination to hold fast to institutional control.
Column: Economic violence, a phrase rarely uttered in policy debates, was a reality to which Ruth Sivard devoted her professional life.
Soul Seeing: I'm back from Beirut, where I presented a workshop on resilience to the Blue Marists, a group of laywomen, laymen and brothers serving refugees in war-ravaged Aleppo, Syria.