NCR Today: Guantánamo detainee returned to Britain; EU churches on migrants; Can Jeb Bush's campaign be saved? Go Royals!
Reader's Retrospective: In 1964, Margaret Gonda Matesich, 54, enrolled in an extension program affiliated with Ohio State University the same year she began subscribing to the fledgling National Catholic Reporter.
NCR Today: A TV network hopes for a fright. The St. Louis archdiocese fears a farce.
Everyone should start reading a Ray Bradbury story before October ends. Bradbury was a master of combining the light and funny with the sinister and macabre that was palatable.
NCR Today: The synod votes affirm the long-cherished process in the church that allows an individual to assert the primacy of conscience in decision-making.
With Paul Ryan taking the gavel, he becomes the youngest Speaker of the House since 1869. His party seems to have chosen him as a consensus builder—a figure who can bridge the moderate wing of his party and the Freedom Caucus (a little group of hyper-conservative Members that rebranded the “tea party” movement when it started polling poorly). However, while Paul Ryan might bring the Republican Party together—his policies will tear America apart.
Reader's Retrospective: Raised in Chicago by Irish-immigrant parents, Sr. Patricia Lowery joined the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries due to its focus on Scripture, the liturgy and global healing.
NCR Today: I am ready to make another (perhaps foolish) prediction about where the Republican presidential race is heading.
Introducing "The Field Hospital," NCRonline's newest blog series, covering life in Catholic parishes across the United States.
Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave a wide-ranging speech touching on the issues of criminal justice reform, distrust between cops and communities of color, gun control, law enforcement funding, the drug trade, police brutality and viral videos.