Supreme Court: The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 2 to hear arguments about church hospital pension disputes over whether religious hospitals and schools can be exempt from complying with federal laws covering employee pension benefits. Lower courts have ruled against three hospital systems, two of which are Catholic, that have claimed an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Faith and Justice: The struggle between activists for gay rights and religious freedom has been presented as a zero-sum game where no compromise is possible.
NCR Today: I was at meeting this week where black people outnumbered white people — seven to four. It was the first time I'd seen everyone since the election.
Despite support in rural and suburban areas, the head of the far-right, xenophobic National Front faces more challenges than Trump or Brexit — including her even more extremist niece.
Over 70 presidents at Catholic institutions have pledged their support for students attending their schools who are legally protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Viewpoint: The church must do more to build a comprehensive theory on the evils of gun violence, in much the way that the U.S. bishops built a theory on the evils of nuclear weapons.
Trump Administration: Many of Trump's appointments so far are people of faith; some are supported or opposed by different faith groups; others have made public statements or taken actions regarding different faith groups. Here is a list of Trump's picks to date and a description of their relationship to religion.
Both our faith and our citizenship call us to protect those whom others would want to separate out by marking them as different, as other, as somehow inferior.
NCR Today: We are entering into dangerous grounds and Americans who cherish our civil and constitutional liberties have got to be vigilant.
Commentary: My hope is you will hear my pain and rage, and that I have a big enough heart to listen to you.