Distinctly Catholic: Both VP candidates would more plausibly be successful presidents than either Clinton or Trump, so tonight's debate will contain wistfulness for partisans on both sides.
NCR Today: The American electorate seemed to be divided into two parallel universes as people watched the first presidential debate.
Biryani is a popular Indian rice dish featuring meat or vegetables cooked in a subtle combination of spices. Recently, some lawmakers have added some extra ingredients --religion, caste and politics.
So-called biryani police have been inspecting pots full of the traditional dish to check if street sellers have been adding beef, which is banned across much of the country.
Many street vendors in Haryana state near New Delhi, the center of the crackdown, have had to shut their shops, even though demand for biryani is highest during September's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Distinctly Catholic: This election cycle, because of the record high unfavorable ratings of the two major candidates, speculation about the potential for a third party bid to shake up the race has been greater than usual.
Faith and Justice: I am so sick of this election and the entire political process. Politics just is not fun anymore. It is depressing.
Trump and Clinton will be headlining the dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan next month, sharing the dais with Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Pew report: America's culture wars remain at full tilt when it comes to the religious liberties of wedding vendors and use of public bathrooms by transgender people.
Distinctly Catholic: One day after the first presidential debate, each candidate's campaign faces some obvious and some not-so-obvious decisions in the two weeks before the next debate
Eco Catholic: Catholics and others are troubled with the almost invisible profile of climate change this election season.
Debate reaction: Six individuals, All Latino Catholics who plan to vote Nov. 8, watched the debate separately and then spoke with an NCR reporter afterward.