Last night during the fourth Republican presidential debate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, stated that income inequality “seems to be worst in cities run by Democrats."
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NCR Today: Francis in Florence; NCR looking for the best CCD teachers in America; What's happening after coal; Pope Francis the rap star?
Believe me, I never thought I'd find myself writing about what a coffee cup can teach us about Catholicism. However, the annual Starbucks red cup has been generating a trenta-sized dose of controversy.
NCR Today: The Milwaukee archdiocese will emerge from bankruptcy largely intact. In addition to the abuse claimants, there are clear winners and losers in the settlement.
Reader's Retrospective: After leaving the priesthood to marry, Michael Leach entered "the vineyard of religious publishing," where he has "been able to explore interesting ideas about life with creative people."
NCR Today: The effort to illuminate the darkness between faith and science is a critical mission for the church today.
Bloomberg News ranks America’s most unequal big cities.
Using the Gini coefficient, the most common statistical measure of income inequality, the news agency ranked American cities with populations of at least 250,000.
NCR Today: Pope Francis: Catholicism can, must change; Pope stumbles; Conference looks at women and church since Vatican II, asks: Are women still "guests in their own house?"
Are women in the church still “guests in their own house?” Yes. And no.
At a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council, presenters both celebrated the accomplishments of women in the church during the past five decades and lamented that women continue to face many of the same discrimination and limitations.