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.
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.