There is an incredible sense of anticipation as Americans await the visit of Pope Francis on Sept. 22. It is the pope's first trip to the United States.
NCR Today: Looking ahead to the pope's USA trip; Iran deal closer to sealed; California looks at constitutionality of death penalty.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has strongly criticized Catholics who brag that they are perfect followers of church teachings but then criticize or speak ill of others in their faith communities.
NCR Today: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. Her daughter describes Simone’s life dilemma simply: she was the same woman on stage and off.
NCR Today: Josh McElwee, NCR Vatican correspondent, gave a live interview Aug. 28 to BBC world service's Newshour on former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski. Listen to it here.
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
NCR Today: After 40 years of fruitless battles, Planned Parenthood and Catholic church leaders need to pledge to do at least one common project that puts women and babies first.
A referendum to repeal a law that abolished the death penalty in Nebraska has been filed. The Nebraskans for the Death Penalty collected 166,692 petition signatures, were delivered Aug. 26.
The Chicano Movement laid the foundation for today’s Latino political power, and August 29, 1970, stands out as a key turning point.
NCR Today: Pope Francis is expected to open the second global meeting on family life by celebrating Mass. The day's Gospel reading? Jesus' seemingly clear denunciation of divorce.