A combination of shareholder activism, academic rigor and religious support may be chipping away at exorbitant CEO pay, finding it bad for business and contrary to the common good.
Pope Francis has called on Catholic theologians to leave their desks and take their work to the frontiers to "pour oil and wine over the wounds of humankind."
Is the Shroud of Turin real, as many Catholics believe? Or is it a product of the 14th century? Does it matter?
NCR Today: Any archeological find that purports to shed light on Jesus can generate a media frenzy, giving both believers and skeptics fresh evidence.
Appreciation: I still remember my very first class with Fr. Richard McBrien. Two insights from that day in 1997 have stayed with me.
We say: Humanae Vitae has been a serious impediment to Catholic authority. It has created a disabling chasm between the hierarchy and the faithful.
For a generation, Marcus J. Borg helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament.
Celebration Publications: During the Second Vatican Council, discussions on Mary, Jesus’ mother, were very heated and manifested a great deal of disagreement among the gathered bishops.
The virgin birth is one of the central tenets of faith for the world's 2 billion Christians. Yet many say the virgin birth gets short shrift at Christmas.
Book review: Jesus "not only rejected violence as a personal option; he also fought the structural violence that was embedded in the institutions of his nation."