NCR Today: Francis approves process of accountability, Vatican confirms title of environmental encyclical; life under the Islamic State; Obama reaches out to Catholic on health care
When NCR broke the clergy sex abuse story in the summer of 1985, for many of us in newsrooms around the country the story presented not only a journalistic challenge but a challenge to faith as well.
Commentary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership -- and negotiating it under fast track trade authority -- breach moral principles for the sake of purported economic progress and geo-political considerations.
NCR Today: The upcoming encyclical; the United States' "revolutionary process"; a "Don't mess with marriage" manual in Australia.
Jesuit Fr. Jeff Putthoff, the voluble and passionate advocate for disadvantaged youth in Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s most violent cities, is moving on from the non-profit he founded 15 years ago as a center for education and training in technology and entrepreneurship that has benefited nearly 3,000 young people.
In an interview with Salon, veteran journalist Chris Hedges discusses the likelihood of social revolution in response to the era of corporate power and government unresponsiveness “to the most basic concerns, needs, and rights of the citizenry” in which we live.
NCR Today: Four years after overthrowing long-standing dictatorships, neighboring Tunisia and Libya could not be more different.
NCR Today: Pell's lawyer pressures critic; five things for U.S. bishops to think about; the National Black Sisters Conference; Catholics in Pittsburgh reflect on the future.
Pope Francis said he expects Vatican to give bishops "orientation" on the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje soon.
Black unemployment always runs higher than white and Hispanic unemployment. A few weeks back, The New York Times published an article about how the shrinking public sector has hurt blacks disproportionately. They are 30 percent more likely to work for the government than whites and twice as likely as Hispanics. So recession layoffs and the slow recovery are a big roadblock in their path to the middle class.