NCR Today: Iowa parish receives $3 million gift; Black History Month programs; three-parent embryos; and what to do with a freed priest-abuser.
Why are Republican presidential candidates suddenly talking about poverty and opportunity in America? NBC News interviews the "intellectual muscle behind" the shift: Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute.
See the interview here.
Providing security for Central America means removing some of the armaments the United States has provided for the war on drugs.
NCR Today: Synod on the family questionnaires; diocesan financial management flaws; 'Surfer Angel' considered for sainthood; new film features Bishop Gumbleton
Addressing the church at the beginning of Lent, Pope Francis called on Christians to "become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference."
There was a petty war of words last week over a very serious contest of ideas. The trivialities can be laid once more at the feet of President Barack Obama's opponents, who never miss an opportunity to degrade him. First among his detractors was former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In Working Class Perspectives , a project of the Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University, academic Jack Metzgar discusses class bias in sociology and the "professional middle-class blindness to other class cultures that in American social science can so easily turn into a kind of 'there's-only-one-right-way' cultural imperialism."
NCR Today: Ambassador White remembered; Bishop supports health care; A Lenten reflection; Yoga debated; The best kept secret of the Catholic Church.
Column: While I advocate for the best films and performances, the film industry has a vision problem in the films it chooses to award.
Global Sisters Report: The snow began falling steadily just before prayers Monday morning, and Tuesday, we awoke to a world completely covered in white.