NCR Today: After fleeing the Islamic State, Christians sheltered in Iraqi Kurdistan still face daily challenges.
Pope to priests: "Be Nice."
Pope to people: "There is an easier softer way if we can get your attention."
Pope Francis shows he's learned from listening to real life factors that confound one-size-fits-all doctrine. He feels the pain of people and admires the grace that shines through their often complex families. His message projects solidarity with human frailty and love for those who live their faith in noncomformity with the church.
The Field Hospital: Nonprofit takes in babies whose mothers can't provide care; Montana bishop's diocese is "one large parish"; Evangelization program's remarkable results
Updated, April 11: What's It Mean? Read here NCR's round up of reactions to Pope Francis' reflection on family life.
NCR Today: Body cameras are a useful tool, but they won't solve the problems of police bias and citizen mistrust.
NCR Today: NCR's Tom Gallagher reports after his first full day on the ground in northern Iraq.
The Field Hospital: "The whole of my life includes being a widower and being a father. I hope it makes me a better priest."
The Field Hospital: Landmark designation a potential mixed blessing for Bronx church; Virgin Mary statues decapitated in Boston-area parishes; Number of newly-baptized adults down in Pa. diocese.
A Vatican letter prepping the release of "Amoris Laetitia," what to expect in the family synod document, and Wisconsin primary results.
NCR Today: The suicide bombing on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, is part of the religious hatred that is infecting too much of our globe.