NCR Today: During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis said Christians face the "temptation of considering religion like a human investment."
NCR Today: I wanted to sing the "Te Deum" when I found out that our treaty with Iran was in force.
The Field Hospital: Parish named after Oscar Romero celebrates first Mass; Marin Catholic High School students become advocates for fair trade economics; Murrieta food pantry earns top honor.
Film review: Filmmaker Jim Whitaker holds that everything in his new film is true, the story of the greatest small boat rescue was achieved by "real superheroes without capes."
The yearly version of the "Fortune 500" report on the richest colleges and universities is out. No big changes. About 30 institutions belong to the billionaire club in endowment fund totals, Harvard the fattest with upwards of $35 billion and others are racing to catch up. Meanwhile hundreds struggle just to keep alive with virtually nothing in the bank. In other words, an enormous gap divides rich from poor and, like the divide in the population at large, is getting wider.
The congregation at St. Dominic Church in Brookfield experienced "a baptism, a Mass and a foiled robbery" after a would-be thief tried to steal a woman's purse when wasn't looking.
NCR Today: Economic talks at Eucharistic Congress; Being Pratical with Laudato Si'; Wintery West Virginia; African sisters' writing workshop essays.
NCR Today: The author reflects on the unbearable loss of her twin sons, and how a "National Geographic" special led to an awareness of her body, mind and soul.
Morning briefing: Voters warm to non-religious candidates; March for Life gets snowed under blizzard coverage; Trump's feud with Fox steals spotlight from tonight's debate