NCR Today: Listening to an emotional song about criminals seems to create stronger reactions than witnessing the fate of real-life suspects.
I’ve always found Christmas to be deeply moving in a very personal way, and have never been able to put my finger on why until recently. No liturgical season forces me to reflect quite as much as Christmas does. This year I finally wanted to put my thoughts into words: Christmas is a Call to Activism.
The Field Hospital: VOTF praises Boston Archdiocese's accounting practices for collections; Pittsburgh parishioners keep fighting to save their church; same-sex couple describes being both Catholic parishioners and married
NCR Today: What does giving birth mean in a season when we celebrate Mary's giving birth to Jesus?
Commentary: Pope Francis is changing the metaphor for community, from an encampment with rigid and guarded boundaries to a people on journey.
NCR Today: So that you and we can better enjoy Christmas, we will be turning off the comments system for the holidays.
NCR Today: Looking back on 2015; Christmas cupcake recipe; Why Catholics should oppose Paris Agreement; Merry Christmas messages.
NCR Today: This country is unquestionably polarized on a number of issues. The final Republican presidential debate has certainly brought much of that to the fore.
NCR Today: U.S. layman named to number two spot in Vatican press office; many Christmas toys made under horrible working conditions; commentary on faith, fear and politics of mercy
NCR Today: The Ferguson Commission Report, "Forward through Ferguson, a Path toward Racial Equality," makes 189 recommendations, and in short, there's work for everyone.