We say: This encyclical strikes at the heart of where and how we in the developed world live upon and relate to the rest of the planet.
A much-heralded Colorado effort credited with significantly reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates is searching for new funding after GOP lawmakers declined to provide taxpayer dollars to keep it going.
Iowa Catholic leaders, interfaith leaders, clean energy advocates and others encouraged Iowans to take action in light of Pope Francis' historic encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."
Women Today: A generation most often characterized by its narcissism, underemployment, diversity and tolerance, millennials are also stereotyped as being more liberal than previous generations.
As chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2011, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the public face of the Democratic Party. Elected by over 300 Democratic leaders from across the country, she represents the party on talk shows and serves as a major fundraiser and influential strategist. Her leadership has engendered controversy, however, as a result of questions about her integrity and her advocacy of positions placing her well to the right of most of her fellow Democrats.
Faith and Justice: It is time for the bishops to admit defeat. Gay marriage is here to stay, and it is not the end of civilization as we know it.
In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, a favorite talking point among social conservatives was that even if they lost a battle, they could still win the war: The ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict legalizing abortion, they argued, and opponents would continue to fight, and steadily work their way back to victory.
NCR Today: How people on each side of the marriage debate say the church should move forward after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
Presidential hopefuls arriving in Iowa should expect to engage in “an open and honest conversation” about climate change, according to one of the state’s bishops.
The tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., have created momentum for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol there.