In addition to the 35 states now recognizing same-sex marriage, in some 10 other states, judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to marry.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by 30.1 percent since 2013.
For more than a decade, there has been little progress in addressing the more than 11 million people in the U.S. that lack legal immigration status
The author presents an opportunity to consider an often neglected topic: women and girls within the system of sexual exploitation, particularly prostitution.
In an internal poll we conduct among editors and contributors, Stephen Colbert was nominated as NCR's person of the year for 2014. He almost made it.
Some of the studies and surveys of 2014 show the quirky ways we live out our faith and values.
During the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis was still feeling the love, and not just from Catholics or those from his homeland of Argentina.
A Pew Research Center study released Dec. 11 showed that the pope has broad support across much of the world. Sixty percent of the 43 nations polled had a positive view of the pontiff.
And Americans, in particular, have shown their fondness for Francis, often extolling his simplistic style. According to the Pew study, 78 percent of Americans view the pope favorably.
We say: Francis is making moves -- a change in culture, personnel to support the reform and new structures, policies and procedures to make it work.
A Catholic priest was kidnapped and found murdered on Christmas in southern Mexico.
As far as we can tell, nothing in Scripture was written exclusively for cloistered religious. We assume our sacred authors had ordinary married people and their children in mind when they composed our biblical writings. The spirituality and theology expressed in them were meant to be lived in a real world populated by real people: husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, men and women who related to one another on a normal, human level. We especially must keep this in mind when we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family.