A new documentary short explores the controversy surrounding the canonization of Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan friar who came from Spain to evangelize California Indians. At times rough around the edges (in terms of production value), the film, titled “Saint: Canonization of Junípero Serra,” offers important historical detail regarding relations between Serra and the California Indians, descendants of whom now accuse Serra of having helped to commit genocide. The documentary presents contemporary viewpoints straddling both sides of the debate.
NCR Today: Catholic Charities USA hopes to raise awareness "for the 45 million people living in poverty in the United States today."
NCR Today: 5 minutes with Pope Francis; new KC-St. Joseph bishop; synod list; Bhopal sister leads displaced villagers; and more.
The United States shirked its responsibility toward the Central American refugees of the 1980s and today has a responsibility to address the refugee problem in Syria.
NCR Today: The referendum to repeal a law that abolished the death penalty in Nebraska has passed and will be on the ballot during the general election Nov. 8, 2016.
5 minutes with Francis: "I would want to thank him for his emphasis on placing people first."
NCR Today: My first football-related brain trauma occurred when I was a seventh grader playing on the Saint Sebastian grade school football team in Milwaukee.
NCR Today: One hundred women will walk 100 miles starting today to greet the pope in Washington, D.C., to ensure their message of justice for immigrant women is heard.
By week’s end, some 500 women’s ordination advocates will gather in Philadelphia to begin a three-day conference hosted by the Women's Ordination Conference (WOC).