The book Where Have All the Democrats Gone? looks at how the party of the working class gradually alienated itself from its own base, with disastrous consequences for its electoral viability and for the country.
The prospect of U.S. aid being stalled only emboldens those extremists in Russia and Gaza who think they can wait out the West, and achieve the destruction of their enemies, writes NCR columnist Michael Sean Winters.
Stephen Schneck, member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Liberty, says in a lecture at Boston College's Boisi Center that people of faith "can be most effective" advocating for freedom of belief.
Instead of blindly cheering on one's political tribe as if the election were a football game and we were all just fans, we ought to think deeply about real issues, good governance and responsible leadership.
In his approval of Gestis Verbisque from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Pope Francis is reminding us that the sacraments are God's gift to the whole church, and we should receive them as such.