When should you take your Christmas Tree down? Epiphany eve, also known as Twelfth Night.
Two stories that ask what we will do 'for the sake of the children."
- Families worried that children's health insurance will be cut
- Days before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decides whether to extend or terminate a special immigration status for some 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso pleads with the Trump administration to think about the well-being of the immigrants' children who are U.S. citizens.
An NCR editorial: US policy perpetuates violence in Honduras
Three examples of the Catholic Church working in the world:
Michael Sean Winters wraps up 2017 and looks ahead to 2018:
- 2017 alters the landscape of the US church
- Regrettably, Trump dominated politics this year
- What's coming up in the life of the US church in 2018?
- Will President Trump's political luck hold in 2018?
Here's another look forward: The 'Francis Revolution' enters the New Year -- The aim of papal activity over the next year is to put more flesh on the inspiring blueprint the pope issued for his pontificate in 2013
At the second busiest Catholic destination in Paris: Tourists, pilgrims find sisters' welcome at Montmartre's Sacré-Coeur
On the accountability beat, we ran this story a couple weeks back: the Archdiocese of Agana on Guam is facing lawsuits from more than 100 men and women alleging abuse by priests between the 1950s and 1980. Guam's day of reckoning after decades of sex abuse. The reporter, Anita Hofschneider of Honolulu Civil Beat, now has a podcast: Confronting Faith. (It's the podcast at the top of the list, release date Dec. 28.)
Catholic Church rocked by new sex abuse scandal as 10 paedophile priests named in Switzerland.
Start your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.
Or reflect on Pencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.