Executive editor Heidi Schlumpf aims to help readers understand how recent news stories fit together. NCR Connections will provide guideposts and markers to help lead readers through key issues and stories.
NCR Connections: When you see opinion polls, you can't say that U.S. Catholics who are progressive have been "suppressed." But now one of the most public faces of Catholicism in this country will match those majorities.
NCR Connections: As we move into a presidential administration that does not disparage — or openly threaten — the media, our job remains to tell the truth, uncover what may be hidden and hold the powerful accountable.
NCR Connections: Coronavirus, the politicizing of coronavirus, heightened focus on police brutality, Black Lives Matter reaching flood stage, Pope Francis' Fratelli Tutti, an election for "the soul of the nation" — we look back on a year of sacrifice and reckoning.