From The Guardian: The choir at the school was run by Pope Benedict's brother, Georg Ratzinger, from 1964 to 1994. Lawyer Ulrich Weber was commissioned by the Catholic diocese to investigate accusations.
"The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can't hold America hostage," President Barack Obama said in his national address from the White House Jan. 5. That encapsulates the point of our latest print editorial, available online here.
Obama is in a tough spot, fighting hard to stay relevant in his last year in office. The presidential bully pulpit is likely his last tool against an array of hostile presidential candidates and an intractable Congress. I hope he makes the most of it.
Commentary: There is an inconsistency in our commitment to human rights for all if we deny the rights of same-gender-loving persons to marry.
NCR Today: Reclaiming the narrative -- Catholic conservative vs. progressive; Guns, guns and more guns; A sister who changed Catholic theology forever (and for the better); Married preists?
It's become a habit to refer to voters who favor Trump and Cruz as "less educated" as opposed to the "better educated" who back some of the others. While educational levels do matter in voter choices, as one factor among many, they become biased when they become associated with political or cultural agendas.
NCR Today: A glance at the Gospel of Matthew's presentation of the family tree of Jesus give us awareness that our human family is peppered with "nodal" events.
The Field Hospital: St. Lucy's Parish in Syracuse emulates Pope Francis by reaching out to the poor through a variety of programs.
NCR Today: Francis launches first video prayer message; Texas bishop rips 'cowboy mentality' against gun control; Md. cantor fired; linking inequality with global turmoil
Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith Prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with the German weekly Die Zeit about the state of the church in 2015.
NCR Today: Presidential election consumes the U.S., the world seeks solutions to Syrian crisis, and the church moves forward with Francis.