Making a Difference: "Negotiations could be successful if there is goodwill," says Bishop Shomali -- but the U.S. needs to stop blocking the way.
Preview: U.N. leaders are calling the Sept. 19 summit both historic and necessary given the record number of people displaced by wars, unrest and climate change.
Grace on the Margins: Catholic theologians, ethicists and physicians have issued a report challenging the church's teaching against the use of artificial birth control.
Eco Catholic: Allowing people to drink unsafe water or have no access to dependable, clean sources of water is shameful, Cardinal Peter Turkson told religious leaders.
Despite the 2015 nuclear deal, both party platforms are more belligerent toward Iran than they were four years ago.
Eco Catholic: Catholic sisters are pushing the U.N. and governments not to ignore the grassroots work already being done to fight poverty and related problems.
Global Sisters Report: Religious congregations among those working to put the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into action.
Eco Catholic: The hope is that an agreement in Paris will place the planet on a path to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
NCR Today: A statement from The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations urges the UN to quicken its disarmament efforts.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the pope's speech to the United Nations.