Distinctly Catholic: Is it too soon to ask whether or not this could shape up as a realigning election?
Viewpoint: The scenarios for the June Republican convention have one thing in common: They spell electoral disaster for the Republicans in November.
Distinctly Catholic: Polling results register attitudes of voters if the electorate looks like the polling sample.
Distinctly Catholic:The pedigree of racist populism in the United States is long but it is not all ancient.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop William Murphy sat down with NCR while still in Erbil, Iraq, for a brief reflection on the visit.
The United States shirked its responsibility toward the Central American refugees of the 1980s and today has a responsibility to address the refugee problem in Syria.
Faith and Justice: No public policy is perfect. There is always something wrong with it. We live in an imperfect world.
It's easy to make AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka go almost schoolkid giddy. Just say, "Pope Francis."
We say: The release of the report on torture is a first step in truth-telling, but reconciliation requires more. It requires justice.
I can hear my friend Bill Callahan, formerly of the Quixote Center, cheering from his perch in heaven at the news that Pope Francis is reinstating Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann as a priest. Bill knew Miguel D'Escoto, a member of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, personally when Miguel was the foreign minister of Nicaragua during the days of the Sandinistas (1979-90). They were friends and allies, both opposed to the Reagan wars in Central America, both deeply concerned about the poor.