The Christian story begins with really good news: God has decided to accompany us in history. That’s more than enough reason to rejoice.
Perspective: Silence is violence when it denies the existence of a whole category of people, people who have been targeted with physical violence because of who they are.
Perspective: Fr. Bob McCahill chronicled his 2015 experience living in Bangladesh, in a letter he sent to friends at Christmastime.
Perspective: While it's tempting for Christians to lock themselves away in anti-secular bubbles, the ramifications of doing so are polarizing at best and deeply destructive at worst.
Perspective: For the first time since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, U.S.-Israeli relations are undergoing a real earthquake.
"There is an urgent need for people to reclaim our democracy. Simply put, it is being threatened by big money," Sr. Simone Campbell said.
Editor's perspective: As parish after parish closes, all ecclesial authorities seem to do is wring their hands and pray that more men answer the call to a celibate priesthood.
Perspective: The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI caught the world by surprise, but after the shock wore off, it didn't seem all that surprising.
My first take on Pope Francis was that he is masterful in the use of symbols. More recently, I'm asking myself if his core strength is a simplicity and transparency so attuned with the Gospels they shine through him, preached almost without words.
Most NCR readers I've spoken with seem to take one of two approaches to this young pontificate, both encouraging, one more guarded.
Perspective: New Yorkers met the challenges of Hurricane Sandy with typical grit, grace and fortitude; however, they made the city feel different.