Distinctly Catholic: It isn't that some of John Paul II's biggest fans inflated his significance; it is that they continually interpreted him in ways that reduced his complexity.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 1 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis, who is facing unprecedented opposition.
Distinctly Catholic: David Cloutier's new book, The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age, represents a challenge, a thoughtful, precise challenge, to contemporary economics.
Across Germany, Poland, France and Russia, bishops, prelates and other commentators offered contrasting outlooks on Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election.
NCR Today: Even though George Weigel disparaged the Al Smith dinner as outdated, the event is still a valuable way for candidates to serve up their messages.
New York – Al Smith Dinner is relevant and necessary, says Cardinal Timothy Dolan. "The [charity] event is great and nothing can ruin [it]."
Distinctly Catholic: It is remarkable whom Pope Francis has chosen to make into cardinals.
A group of high profile conservative Catholics have signed on as a panel of advisers to the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, according to a report by Thomas Fitzgerald writing on Philly.com, a Web site of the Inquirer and Daily News.
Catholic scholars Sept. 20 reaffirmed the Catholic church's long-standing prohibition on artificial birth control as outlined in Humanae Vitae.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.