NCRonline.org proudly presents the winning entries in our essay contest, in which we asked young people to reflect on experiences of change and growth in the church.
NCR Today: To celebrate NCR's 50th anniversary, we held an essay contest for high school juniors and seniors -- asking for their experiences of church growth and their future hopes.
NCR Today: If a religious brother can be a voting member of the synod of bishops, why can't a religious sister?
NCR Today: A U.S. Supreme Court justice said “it wouldn’t surprise him” if the death penalty is struck down by the nation’s highest court.
Full disclosure. I'm one of those liberal Protestants whose tradition has become a virtual whipping boy for Catholics and evangelicals who fear our bad example may lead them down the primrose path.
NCR Today: Synod will not provide Communion path for remarried; Pilgrims venture into Alaska forest; Irish parents fight for equal education; Elephant buried beneath Vatican
NCR Today: A statement from The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations urges the UN to quicken its disarmament efforts.
NCR Today: Becoming who we are is an ongoing task that requires a tremendous amount of interior work.
NCR Today: Results from a five-year research project by the National Institute of Mental Health show that treating schizophrenia with medication alone is not ideal.
NCR Today: Trauma at U.S. detention centers; openly gay Polish priest defrocked; first case going to trial under Minnesota child victims act; Chicago archdiocese distances itself from Boston's