NCR Today: plea to save Puerto Rico; Francis announces wide indulgences for Year of Mercy; 11 cardinals urge no change in rules on divorced and remarried; and more.
Just saw this very fascinating story on the NPR web site: How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers
Fifteen years ago, Peoples Church in Cincinnati was called First Christian Assembly of God and was 98 percent white. After the riots of 2001, Pastor Chris Beard decided to take the church in a new direction. He drafted a mission statement and said the church would focus on racial reconciliation. ...
NCR Today: Hey students, think a degree in science, technology, engineering or math is a surefire way to get a job? Think again.
There is an incredible sense of anticipation as Americans await the visit of Pope Francis on Sept. 22. It is the pope's first trip to the United States.
NCR Today: Looking ahead to the pope's USA trip; Iran deal closer to sealed; California looks at constitutionality of death penalty.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has strongly criticized Catholics who brag that they are perfect followers of church teachings but then criticize or speak ill of others in their faith communities.
NCR Today: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. Her daughter describes Simone’s life dilemma simply: she was the same woman on stage and off.
NCR Today: Josh McElwee, NCR Vatican correspondent, gave a live interview Aug. 28 to BBC world service's Newshour on former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski. Listen to it here.
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
NCR Today: After 40 years of fruitless battles, Planned Parenthood and Catholic church leaders need to pledge to do at least one common project that puts women and babies first.