In this new documentary, Narco Cultura, director Shaul Schwarz explores the pop culture influence of the drug cartels and gangs north and south of the border.
The Vatican recently called for a broad-based world-wide parish-level input in preparation for the bishops meeting next year on pastoral challenges to the family.
What do Google and the U.S. gun lobby have in common? Support for pro-gun legislation it seems.
In the early days, when I lived at Karen House, sometimes I imagined coming down in the morning and not being able to get into the hallway for the stacked donations.
Pope Francis is adding his voice to the chorus of papal statements fostering social justice.
Nine days ago, a Catholic bishop from the Netherlands steeled himself to tell something to the pope.
Speaking during a small meeting at the Vatican Dec. 2, Bishop Jan Hendriks told Pope Francis how popular he was in the northern European country.
"[You are] many times on the news, which is not something we have had in the last 50 years," Hendriks, the auxiliary bishop of the Haarlem-Amsterdam diocese, recalled telling the pope in an interview with NCR.
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NCR Today: MTVU honors Pope Francis; lots of news from Australia's government investigation into sex abuse of children; Francis and O'Malley talk hunger.
As Catholics around the world joined in Tuesday for a day of prayer to eradicate world hunger, Boston’s Cardinal Seán O’Malley said the U.S. government should not pursue cuts to food stamp programs.
Speaking at an event hosted at The Catholic University of America as part of the international “wave of prayer” organized by the Vatican’s federation of international Catholic charities agencies, O’Malley said now is “not a time to retreat” from aiding people experiencing poverty or hunger.
Our family watched Paul Simon's 1987 Graceland concert from Zimbabwe when the children were still very young. The concert could not take place in South Africa because apartheid laws were still in effect. At the time, our children did not understand what apartheid was. David and I tried to explain it to them. They still did not understand. We left it at that, because that's how it should be. We wanted them to see how unreasonable it was. How wrong it was. How do you explain the forcible and legal segregation of peoples based on race, ethnicity or religion?