National Catholic Reporter

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed.
Author: Bronwen Dachs, Catholic News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

A major Hollywood film, a play, several documentaries, three museum exhibits and a host of public forums mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 civil disorder in Detroit this summer.

Author: Jack Kresnak
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Catholic Church offers ethical advice covering countless aspects of moral conduct. The use of nuclear weapons is an area in which the directive is unambiguous and, at this time, highly relevant.
Author: Eileen P. Flynn
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Spiritual Reflections: Whether we are learning with Jesus or challenging boundaries with the Canaanite woman, the Gospel calls us to question what are often considered legitimate limitations. 
Author: Mary M. McGlone
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
With a little help from her friends, under a cloudy sky and light warm drizzle, the body of Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Helen Maher Garvey departed her motherhouse for the last time Aug. 17.
Author: Thomas C. Fox
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
A defamation case brought against Bill Donohue by a Kansas City man, whose account of clergy sexual abuse the Catholic League head doubted, closed Aug. 17.
Author: Brian Roewe
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom and Canada have pledged large sums of money to assist countries facing severe food emergencies, but a gap exists between pledged aid and the amount of aid collected.
Author: Josephine von Dohlen, Catholic News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Thousands attended a midday vigil Aug. 18 in Barcelona's Plaza de Catalunya, attended by Spanish King Felipe VI and government and political party leaders from across the country. 
Author: Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Iceland is on its way to "eliminate" people with Down syndrome, causing uproar in the pro-life community over the high numbers of abortions following prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Author: Josephine von Dohlen, Catholic News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Organizers of the March for Racial Justice, slated for the National Mall in late September, have apologized for scheduling the event on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews.
Author: Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Author: NCR Staff
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Australian priests and a bishop have said they would go to jail rather than break the seal of confession to report a person confessing to child sexual abuse. Kieran Tapsell says the issue can resolved with a change to canon law.
Author: Kieran Tapsell
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
NCR Today: NCR urges Catholics to 'expel the poison of racism'; Is the presidency cracking up? Will Trump resign? Dominican sisters led a (timely) discussion on truth; Catholic marriages in Scotland hit all time low.
Author: Dennis Coday
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
How long viewers will see the moon covering the sun depends on where they will be on its coast-to-coast path. Some may only see it for a few seconds, others for a couple of minutes.
Author: Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Officials from the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, face criticism as they try to balance a papal call to welcome those in "irregular" family situations with upholding church teachings.
Author: Maria Benevento
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Distinctly Catholic: Either we are a nation that makes excuses for racists and neo-Nazis or we are not.
Author: Michael Sean Winters
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism that white Americans try mightily to ignore, hide or rationalize. The question we have before us is: What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next?
Author: NCR Editorial Staff
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Today when our unity is tested, when our basic truths of faith and reason are violated, as people of faith and as citizens we must uphold our ideas and ideals.
Author: Cardinal Sean O'Malley
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party; Examining Catholic responses — and lack of responses — to the Charlottesville tragedy
Author: Michael Sean Winters
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over health care. Yet in recent months, as leaders in Washington discussed the future of American health care, women were not always allowed in the room. 
Author: Anna Gorman and Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
More than 400 Christian ethicists and theologians have signed "A Statement from Christian Ethicists Without Borders on White Supremacy and Racism," which rejects hateful ideology as "a sin against God."
Author: Heidi Schlumpf
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The booklet Made in God's Image offers a solid Catholic rationale for countering bullying and provides lesson plans for discussing respect for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals.
Author: Francis DeBernardo
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Morning Briefing: Sudan hopes for a papal visit, Chicago sisters work for peace, calls for a formal censure of President Trump grow, and ice is found near Mars' equator. 
Author: Joshua J. McElwee
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Field Hospital: Participants from groups such as Catholic Church Reform International and Call to Action will be urging an increased role for the laity in the church. 
Author: Peter Feuerherd
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Francis, the comic strip: It seems Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the comic strip, picks up on that cue.
Author: Pat Marrin
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
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