NCR Today: Francis in Africa; journalists protest rights' violations in trial; major changes coming to Curia; Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis has confirmed he plans to visit four cities in Mexico in February, including the U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez.
NCR Today: The collective voices of U.S. bishops demanding fair treatment for refugees could serve as a counterweight to the hateful and offensive rhetoric we are hearing from too many politicians.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscribers William and Lorraine D'Antonio have been married 65 years
Reader's Retrospective: Irene King Mennitt's thought after reading an issue of NCR: this newspaper "could give me hope ... as a woman working hard to implement Vatican II."
The Field Hospital: Newark priests contacted by NCR indicated that a letter reviewing who is welcome to Communion, sent to pastors from Archbishop John Myers, has had little pastoral impact.
NCR Today: Public distrusts federal gov't; Richard Sipe and 'Spotlight'; Grand Rapids' 60 years of TV Mass.
Reader's Retrospective: During social justice efforts in his life, Ray Stroik considered NCR "a most valued resource" that covered "not only narrow church matters but also what is called the secular world."
The Field Hospital: An Oregon parish donated more than $2,500 in cash and more than 450 items in the spring in order to host the refugee family.
The Field Hospital: News from Catholic parishes across the United States, including WSJ report on how churches are rethinking religious education; Fla. parish sponsors fundraiser for Haiti; and more