Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscriber Fr. Doug Brougher serves as a chaplain in New Orleans, where he survived Hurrican Katrina.
In a cold and fallow season of waiting, watching and wondering, it is not surprising to find ourselves reflecting on the past and looking toward the future, taking stock and hoping for something better to come. Advent is the season of promise par excellence. We willingly wait. We anticipate the birth of Jesus and all that symbolizes for us, and we do so in the light of promises extending back to the Hebrew Scriptures and beyond.
Overall, more than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled their homeland since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscribers Elaine and Dan Bassano share a commitment of each other and their family.
A small c catholic: I was surprised when a friend introduced me to the work of René Girard. I'd heard of him in passing but that's about it.
Book Review: Capitalism is a system, manmade and mutable. There is no godlike "free hand" ready to save the day if only the government would butt out and ax its rules and regulations.
Mental health professionals say a tectonic shift is happening in understanding how to treat mental illness, and faith-based advocates for the mentally ill say the Catholic church is uniquely positioned to aid that shift.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscribers William and Lorraine D'Antonio have been married 65 years
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Sr. Mary Kathleen Mullin would encourage women seeking 'more' in life to consider religious life after considering its challenges.
Reader's Retrospective: Irene King Mennitt's thought after reading an issue of NCR: this newspaper "could give me hope ... as a woman working hard to implement Vatican II."