Bishop Paul Hinder said he has "strong indications" that Salesian Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil "is still alive in the hands of his kidnappers."
Commentary: I thought countries that enforce blasphemy laws would eventually catch up to the rest of the world. My week in Lahore and Islamabad changed that.
Commentary: It is also important for the war's victims and survivors' voices to be heard -- to be recognized by the Catholic church as victims of state terrorism and church failure.
GSR Preview: Have churches' efforts been any more than applying a thin veneer to a culture whose people cannot recognize "the other" as sister and brother?
NCR Today: In the wake of terrorism in Brussels, how do we remove the nail -- the shrapnel of human enmity deep at the heart of our warring societies?
Iztapalapa has celebrated Easter with a weeklong Passion Play that has become one of the biggest theater performances in the world.
GSR Preview: For many Christian refugees displaced from Iraq and Syria, this Easter will be celebrated in the heart -- but not necessarily on the table.
NCR Today: Holy Week gives us the opportunity to ponder the murder of Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores and our place in global development.
NCR Today: "We have to be constantly reaching out -- that is the job of followers of Christ," said Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
NCR Today: In a television interview, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he could understand Austria's decision to close its borders.