NCR Today: For the past two years, police rules of engagement have been under fire by protesters. But they have also been under close analysis by the police themselves.
NCR Today: Is Sen. Marco Rubio a Latino? He is as a Cuban American. But like Sen. Ted Cruz, he is not really a Latino from a political perspective.
NCR Today: The president refuted unequivocally the bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric heard on the political campaign trail these days, and he reaffirmed one of the foundational ideals of the U.S.
NCR Today: Time and again the international community has lost the opportunity to address the enormous burden of human suffering the war in Syria has wrought.
A very important piece by San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy on politics, the role of the electorate and how Catholics participate in civic life has been posted on the America website. The article could go a long way toward providing both the language and the rationale for getting the Catholic populace unstuck from the rigid approaches some bishops have characterized as the only Catholic way to participate in politics.
NCR Today: President Obama speaks out for religious freedom; clergy sex abuse commission member takes leave of absence; Pope pleads for Syrian peace talks
Take and Read: Reading the slim book Interpretation Theory, whose size belies its depth and scope, was a kind of intellectual homecoming for me.
NCR Today: The Chicago Tribune reports that that the archdiocese of Chicago could close many of its churches by 2030, as the result of a "radical overhaul."
The Field Hospital: Ariz. group works with women who have had abortions; Ore. deacon distributes goods in Democratic Republic of the Congo; Parishioners hear a first-person miracle survival story
NCR Today: Francis to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch; Election 2016; Decision to be made on Katy Perry buying convent; Bogus priest sold fake trips to see Francis