A new Pew Research Center survey finds 72 percent of Americans say religion's influence is declining in society, the highest percentage since Pew began measuring the trend in 2001.
The Coalition on Human Needs reports regularly on topics like the children at the border, unemployment insurance and Rep. Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: He's only 22, but John McCarthy is already making a difference to those for whom the political process to better the world seems unreachable.
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
Here we go again: Paul Ryan has issued yet another Draconian budget plan. Ryan’s philosophy is simple: take from the poor and give to the rich.
Faith and Justice: The meeting of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis went smoothly, though there were a couple of bumps in the road.
Faith and Justice: As with any important international meeting, the media will focus on conflict, and liberals and conservatives will spin the results to support their causes.
In February I reported on the Department of Defense and proposed cuts in its budget. NCR readers responded vigorously about military goals, social needs, job creation and security.
Marriage needs "to be preserved and strengthened, not redefined," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in support of the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014.
Dominican Fr. Thomas Thien Tran Minh Cam devoted the past 30 years to reconciling the Catholic church and Vietnam's communist government.