World Youth Day 2016: The best way to describe the opening Mass would be a strange mix between the World Cup, Olympics and Coachella. Then add a Catholic flavor.
Preview: Sisters serving as part of an interfaith coalition hope that efforts to improve South Sudan can be sustained, but they warn about escalation of ethnic conflict.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, a U.N. special advisor, described sexual violence in war as "history's greatest silence" and "the world's least-condemned crime."
Making A Difference: As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war -- particularly in the Holy Land.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."
NCR Today: 5 minutes with Pope Francis; new KC-St. Joseph bishop; synod list; Bhopal sister leads displaced villagers; and more.
Catholic workers in the contested region of Abyei say the world has lost interest in the unresolved border feud between Sudan and South Sudan, so they are launching new efforts to make peace between the two ethnic groups that claim the isolated region.
Making a Difference: This Advent, as we prepare to celebrate our savior's birth, let us also remember the infancy of the world's youngest nation.
Global Sisters Report: The conflict in South Sudan may not yet be over, and women have been leaders in grass-roots demonstrations to end the conflict.
NCR Today: High school students (again) give witness to mercy, tolerance; Forth Worth shuts lay-run retreat center; Bishop Pates on climate change.