A small c catholic: The NFL -- as well as certain other sports -- encourages our baser instincts, and does it for profit.
A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate Bishop Robert Finn's leadership.
"No one I know who wants to become a priest says they want to run a business, but that's what a parish often is."
Making a Difference: Something needs to be done to stop the Islamic State, but that "something" is not more violence and war.
NCR Today: Pope John Paul II has a reputation for being the pope who liberally canonized people, but I'm beginning to wonder if Pope Francis is going to outdo him.
A Roman Observer: For his first column, Robert Mickens, a longtime Vatican observer, tells us what to expect when the synod on the family opens this weekend.
Faith and Justice: I wish this was the last column I had to write about the Affordable Care Act and abortion, but I doubt it will be.
Venture capitalist Frank Hanna believes that just because he's a Catholic business owner, his faith and values don't have to be checked at the office door.
If anything, Catholic virtue and a deep feeling...
On Sept. 7, Huntington Beach, Calif., held the seventh annual Blessing of the Waves, with more than a thousand people attending the interfaith event. That included Fr. Christian Mondor, an 89-year-old...
Everyone has a special gift to offer the whole church, just make sure it is used to serve everyone and not to puff up one's own pride or to create division, Pope Francis said.
"It is a gift that God has...
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency based in New York City, issued an update Tuesday in the form of a press release on its work to aid families in need in the Middle East.
Celebration Publications: Thérèse of Lisieux, in her brief but intense contemplative life, brought the flame of divine love to earth in her own heart.
Grace on the Margins: "As we gain wisdom ... our hope can be that we -- the whole church -- will find healing words that will both strengthen marriages."
If you are of the mind that it is better to give than to receive, then this story is for you.
It has to do with Mark Landis. He has spent much of his adult life as an art forger. And he was a good one,...
NCR Today: Let's go, Royals! Domestic violence awareness; Francis meets Middle East envoys; Catholics tussle with high school athletics.
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