Making a Difference: What kind of welcome is being offered to the children fleeing desperate conditions? The answer to that question is still largely undetermined.
NCR Today: Supreme Court makes more exceptions to contraception mandate; Philippine bishops sign off on medical marijuana; panhandlers dressed as monks flood New York streets
NCR Today: Hobby Lobby case verdict; Council of Cardinals meet; militants declare creation of formal Islamic state in Iraq; should there be six Catholic justices on the Supreme Court?
Young Voices: America frustrates, saddens and inspires me in so many ways. Yet I still can't help but cheer for the U.S. team.
NCR Today: Boston parishioners hold round-the-clock vigil at closing parish; network emerges to save Catholic schools in Philadelphia; Presbyterian Church votes to divest from Israel.
If anyone tries to tell you that “interfaith relations” or “interfaith understanding” is nice, sweet, gentle and pious … but not really important … just point them to the violence currently consuming Iraq. Improved interfaith relations are absolutely necessary to stop the violence in that country. This is the stuff of peacemaking in today’s world.
Column: In March, the Caribbean island of Grenada welcomed with open arms a nonprofit advocacy group that helps countries facing sovereign debt crises.
Saying the United States has a special responsibility to the people of Iraq, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace called for diplomatic measures rather than a military response to the crisis facing the country.
The debate of whether children who crossed the U.S. border alone pose a humanitarian crisis or an immigration challenge shapes the U.S. response.
NCR Today: Iraqi Christians flee their homes amid militant push; Catholic University coach killed in accident; more Spaniards are attending Mass regularly.