A lack of reporting and access to reliable statistical information makes determining an accurate figure difficult.
Feb 28-March 13, 2014
NCR Today: The long, sad record of the mishandling of sexual abuse cases in the Catholic church speak for themselves.
We say: The U.N. report may have been flawed, but in the essential matters of the clergy sex abuse crisis, the report was simply naming the truth.
FRANCIS OF ASSISI: THE LIFE
By Augustine Thompson, OP
Published by Cornell University Press, $14.95
Column: It doesn't matter that 2014 has barely begun: Let's talk the 2016 presidential race, starting with the potential Democratic candidates.
At its creation, the Republic of South Sudan was welcomed with enthusiastic arms. But the country has found itself embroiled in destabilizing political battles.
Soul Seeing: Not crazy about the films up for Oscars this year? Then try some of these entertaining and soulful movies.
Even more regular churchgoing Catholics in Bishop Robert Lynch's diocese find church teaching on contraception no longer relevant.
We say: The arrogance and self-importance required to undertake such a project, which will cost at least $500,000, on one's own behalf is breathtaking.
NCR Today: Japan's bishops say the Vatican's Europe-centric view hampers efforts at evangelization in places where Catholics are a small minority.