NCR Today: So, what about 2016? What might a good, progressive, feminist Catholic hope for? Pray for?
The U.S. is suffering a paroxysm of fear of the Islamic State group and by extension fear of Muslims, who happen to be the Islamic State group's most numerous victims.
NCR Today: Switzerland's new nuncio, U.S. Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, 66, called himself the Swiss church's advocate in matters beyond the competence of local bishops in a recent interview.
NCR Today: Bankruptcy in New Mexico, Laudato Si' film festival, Star Wars and spirituality, Malawi prisoners up for Grammy award, Priest suspended for hoverboard
The Field Hospital: Cincinnati has developed a network of mission "twinning" parishes; finding a Francis effect in increased charitable giving; storefront churches thrive as traditional churches close; and more
NCR Today: Pope Francis called on Christians to take time during the continuing Christmas season to contemplate the mystery of the child Jesus.
The Field Hospital: "As Pope Francis says, 'Take care of God's creation. But above all, take care of people in need.' "
NCR Today: NCR's persons of the year; Pope Francis prays for Cuban migrants, Mindanao peace; Michael Sean Winters looks ahead; DA wants to rehear case against Msgr. William Lynn
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.