NCR Today: Despite bipartisan agreement in Congress about prison reform, an amendment about criminal intent is holding up any action.
NCR Today: Gov. Jerry Brown's been busy; The pope heads to Greece; Just war debated; Uruguay church apologizes for sex abuse.
The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
NCR Today: For almost 150 years the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena-Iraq (Dominican Sisters) have served the Iraqi Christian community.
Promoters of Francis' treatise on the family declare that it's meant to show that doctrine must serve people. That expression, friends, is a swampland.
It's not unusual for purposely mush terms to become slogans for religious or political causes. This one is a beauty.It is endlessly ambiguous and utilitarian like those replacement video remotes that are supposed to be "universal."
'Amoris Laetitia': Read our continuing coverage of reactions and analysis to Pope Francis' reflection on family life.
NCR Today: The Council of Cardinals has begun organizing a general overview for the full restructuring of the Roman Curia.
The Field Hospital: Bishop’s lobbying letters inserted into bulletins; Rochester parishes' children participate in Mass; Ind. bingo volunteers allegedly pocketed proceeds.
NCR Today: 'Highly religious' very happy with life; Reactions to pope's reflections on family life; Francis blasts 'moral legalisms'
'Amoris Laetitia': Read the latest reactions and analysis to Pope Francis reflection on family life.