NCR Today: In a powerful, emotional speech Tuesday, President Obama outlined a series of executive actions designed to enhance U.S. gun safety.
Quick, what images come to mind when someone says Afghanistan? How about Kabul?
Is it chaos, bombings, impossibly stuck political situation, warlords, the Taliban, women without rights, a culture where “they” know only war and tribal conflict?
What images come to mind with the words Afghan Peace Volunteers? How about The Duvet Project?
NCR Today: The presidential race really kicks off; Gun Control -- ways forward or hand wringing? Women's rights in Bangladesh; 150 years of rosaries.
NCR Today: I get letters sometimes from a man sentenced to life without parole. He was 20 when he committed his crime and he has been locked up for 20 years.
NCR Today: Islam today could benefit from its own equivalent of the ecumenical movement. And there certainly are Muslim voices calling for such.
NCR Today: We will turning off the comments system for the first weekend of 2016.
Film review: Body and soul, love and sacrifice. The natural and unnatural in a tension that hemorrhages blood and life. This is just a sample of what "The Revenant" is about.
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.