Commentary The Case for Gun Control  Fareed Zakaria says limiting easy access to guns is intelligent and American.
Election 2012 -- Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to? 
Election 2012 -- New Romney ad features Lech Walesa, a pope, “war on religion” claim 
From the island of saints and scholars to this: Ireland now ranks as one of the world’s least religious countries. Only 47% consider themselves religious 
Commentary -- Progressive Catholicism no match for authentic teachings  by Ben Anderson
Orange, Calif. -- Visiting bishops awed by Crystal Cathedral  Comments include: "Beautiful, uplifting, inspiring. The great Catholic tradition can be experienced here, made to come alive here. That opens a lot of possibilities." "It's a holy place ... but it does have good acoustics."
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread . You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.