NCR Today: Vatican releases second synod questionnaire; a realistic portrait of St. Nicholas; France bans nativity scenes; retirement care for religious
"The great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions."
When Francis arrives at the European Parliament, he'll be entering a place where the hopes and fears of a whole continent are played out.
Essay: Now that I’ve seen the killing fields and the burial plots of Normandy, I wonder if "Operation Overlord" might not be code for the Higher Power.
NCR Today: Misery continues for states that didn't expand Medicaid; French bishops heal divisions; Dublin archbishop marks 10 years on the job.
Healthcare in Vietnam is difficult to access, especially for the poor, but an interfaith clinic co-founded by Catholic sisters in Ho Chi Minh City helps meet the needs of people who otherwise struggle with the services provided by state-run hospitals.
A couple of weeks ago it was a crooning sister in Italy. This week a sister singing a different tune grabbed the lion’s share of mainstream headlines, but there were plenty of positive stories, too.
Review: "The Monuments Men" is at once simple and complex and about so much more than the greatest treasure hunt in history.
All Things Catholic: There is a growing migration of priests and religious from the "global south" to the north. What can the church do about it?