Faith and Justice: Around the world, matters of religious freedom have been getting worse, not better.
NCR Today: Vatican financial reforms; Supreme Court contraception case; Illegal mining in Ghana; Interfaith Sunday schools; Female student fights to wear pants at Catholic school
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is considering making a trip to Greece, just as the country has begun deporting migrants to Turkey.
TV review: The series promotes understanding, asking and exploring what came first: did people create religion or did religion find people?
President Obama can't get a break. His critics won't let up caricaturing him as a feckless failure without the resolve for an all-out war against the Islamic State group.
Worse still, he squanders opportunities to make the case for his administration's strategy. His Oval Office address to the nation December 6 was a disengaged recitation of generalities, without specifics. It lacked the narrative and rhetorical force needed to uplift and engage the audience in the cause.
Faith and Justice: All who suffer persecution deserve our compassion. Singling out one group for special treatment is not consistent with either our American or Christian values.
NCR Today: In Europe, we are witnessing a contrast in what it means to live out one's faith. While Germany opened its doors to refugees, not all nations are welcoming.
The current political triangle made up of Turkey, the Islamic State and the Kurds in the Middle East is a textbook example of realpolitik in its rawest form.
Pope Francis signed the decree Aug. 8 recognizing the martyrdom of Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke, clearing the way for his beatification.
As he stepped down as president, George Washington warned the republic against entangling alliances with foreign states. The Farewell Address warned against both long-term hostilities and extended friendly relationships. On both counts, he showed foresight.