Young Voices: The Embody summer program of Saint Mary's College immerses young women in a rich combination of theological instruction, interactive learning activities and service opportunities.
The number of Catholics worldwide is rising fastest in Africa while the church continues to suffer from a shortage of priests in some parts of the world. According to the Vatican’s latest statistics, the number of Catholics globally rose 1 percent, to 1.3 billion, in 2015.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is looking to bring people living in poverty together with business leaders, social service providers, government agencies and faith communities under a new neighborhood-based initiative to find long-term solutions to the challenges of being poor.
The Neighborhoods of Hope effort is seen as a way to address the needs of struggling people by hearing from them and then developing a program to address a community's specific needs, explained Jack Murphy, an Atlanta business management expert who serves on the society's National Council.
The Field Hospital: Parishioner Frank Finamore posts recordings of homilies to a website dedicated to the late pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington, Virginia.
From Where I Stand: In a political world that is normalizing the irrational more and more every day, our obligation is not to be like those who would secure themselves by making others insecure.
Western countries, including the United States, blamed Assad's armed forces for the worst chemical attack in Syria for more than four years.
Appreciation: "Fa' Mallette" was a living saint to those he served. He died in March at age 85, having lived 60 of those years as a priest.
NCR Today: We act as if it is terrible to throw money at a problem. But whether it's schools, health care, sports or wars, money often determines outcomes.
We say: Fixing the current health care system isn't the only battle we must engage. A deeper, more philosophical and tougher fight awaits us.
A group of more than 4,000 religious sisters and clergy, including priests, brothers and deacons, sent a letter to every U.S. senator, member of Congress and President Donald Trump voicing support for the refugee resettlement program.