Faith and Justice: After ignoring Catholic voters for almost the entire election cycle, the media has finally woken up and recognized that Catholic voters are important.
NCR Today: The political conventions of 2016 are now history. They offer a study in contrasts.
Faith and Justice: The role of religion in elections is usually fairly clear. This year, the breakdown of the 2016 primary vote by religion is difficult to measure because the exit polls were only concerned about evangelicals, not Catholics.
Commentary: The third night at the Democratic convention had three parts: a focus on gun violence; speakers trashing Donald Trump; and the president of the United States.
Democrats have a chance to close the so-called "God gap" -- the dynamic that has seen regular worshippers picking Republican candidates far more than they do Democrats.
Commentary: The Democrats need to acknowledge the anxieties people feel and highlight the evidence of resilience and perseverance that, working together, Americans can improve the country's future prospects.
Part 2 of 2: E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, also discusses the working class, and bishop opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
At a memorial Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he didn't believe America was as divided as sometimes portrayed, but struggles to understand the plight of others.
Part 1 of 2: NCR's Michael Sean Winters and E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, discuss presidential politics.
NCR Today: As it approaches its 20th anniversary, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, has it been successful? NCR's Tom Reese weighs in.