NCR Today: The political conventions of 2016 are now history. They offer a study in contrasts.
Distinctly Catholic: Is it too soon to ask whether or not this could shape up as a realigning election?
Distinctly Catholic: Political leaders are ill-advised to lie about the big picture, and voters punish politicians who lie to them in ways that are meant to deceive the voters themselves.
Viewpoint: The scenarios for the June Republican convention have one thing in common: They spell electoral disaster for the Republicans in November.
NCR Today: The title of this blog is the thought I had after watching former President Jimmy Carter announce to the world that he had brain cancer.
Cardinal William Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died Thursday at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years -- the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.
Baum witnessed history from the Second Vatican Council through the election of the first Latin American pope, and he made history himself.
Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
"I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage," he said. "That's just my own personal opinion."
Book review: Carter's wise book is a proclamation of the plight of many women who suffer in a minefield where male domination is rampant.
About 1,000 progressive Catholics gathered here to discuss Catholic church reform at Call to Action's 2014 national conference, and a popular speaker was Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery.
Flannery drew such a large crowd for his Nov. 8 morning presentation that it had to be moved to a bigger space. CTA's conference, which ran Nov. 7-9, was the 11th spot on Flannery's 18-stop U.S. tour, sponsored by 12 Catholic reform movements.
Memphis, Tenn. -- The Call To Action National Conference 2014 begins with members challenged to "set a bar" for all Catholics across the country.