National Catholic Reporter

Joshua J. McElwee Cairo

Cairo: Francis and Tawadros signed the surprise declaration at the Orthodox St. Mark Cathedral, a significant step forward in relations between the Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches.

Author: Teresa Malcolm
Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:22 pm
Thomas Gumbleton The Peace Pulpit

The Peace Pulpit: We try to be like those first disciples and see where there is a need, fulfill that need, bring God's goodness and God's love to every part of our world.

Author: Stephanie Yeagle
Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:15 pm
Michael Sean Winters Distinctly Catholic

In the Washington Post, the most intelligent critic of Trump from the right,  Michael Gerson, assess the new president at the 100 day mark. Withering.

Author: Michael Winters
Posted: April 28, 2017, 6:55 pm
Lauren Markoe Religion News Service Washington

Environmentalist Bill McKibben headlines the People's Climate March on the National Mall April 29, where he will forcefully make the case that the Earth hangs in the balance.

Author: Kristen Daniels
Posted: April 28, 2017, 6:30 pm
NCR Staff NCR in Conversation

In Conversation: NCR Bertelsen intern Kristen Daniels on the Arkansas executions; Catholic Mobilizing Network's Karen Clifton advocates for restorative justice; Michael Sean Winters on 100 days of Trump.

Author: Brittany Wilmes
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:50 pm
Mario T. García NCR Today

NCR Today: If the legislation passes, the most populous U.S. state would say it does not support the Trump administration's threat to deport some 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Author: Teresa Malcolm
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:49 pm
Kristen Whitney Daniels NCR Today

Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams April 27, making him the fourth person to be executed by the state in 8 days; concerns over lethal injection protocol raised after conflicting reports.

Author: Kristen Daniels
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:36 pm
Mathew Schmalz Religion News Service

As a Catholic scholar who writes about religion, politics and policy, I understand how Christians struggle with the death penalty. Is the death penalty anti-Christian?

Author: Kristen Daniels
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:20 pm
Joshua J. McElwee Cairo

Cairo: At a peace conference hosted at the world's oldest center of Muslim learning, Pope Francis called on global religious leaders to condemn violent extremism.

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:08 pm
NCR Editorial Staff Editorial

We say: Chairman Tom Perez's U-turn on Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello shows the party finally joining Republicans in being held hostage to extremist abortion orthodoxy.

Author: Teresa Malcolm
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service Oxford, England

Belgium's Catholic Church has apologized for its role in mistreating mixed-race people, who were born in colonial times to European fathers and African mothers and later taken away for adoption.

"The history of many metis, born of a Congolese, Rwandan or Burundian mother and a white father (serving) in one of these countries, is an obscure episode of Belgian colonization," the bishops' conference said in an April 26 statement.

Author: Shireen Korkzan
Posted: April 28, 2017, 3:33 pm
Shireen Korkzan NCR Today
Campus Notebook

Campus Notebook: New presidents announced for Gwynedd Mercy University and Fairfield University; Students for Justice in Palestine did not get club status at Fordham University; Ignatian Solidarity Network honors Trinity Washington University president.

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 28, 2017, 3:06 pm
NCR Staff The Francis Chronicles

Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.

Author: Stephanie Yeagle
Posted: April 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Michael Sean Winters Distinctly Catholic

Distinctly Catholic: Congressional Republicans wonder how long they have to accomplish their objectives before the investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia blow up.

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 28, 2017, 6:00 am
Clare Coffey Young Voices

Young Voices: I recite the Hours in the now-empty classroom where moments ago I was tugging on jackets, separating quarrelers, hustling and cajoling 16 kindergartners out the door.

Author: Teresa Malcolm
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:26 pm
Peter Feuerherd NCR Today
The Field Hospital

The Field Hospital: In unincorporated Denver, a mission church with a history of serving the working-class Latino community will celebrate its final Mass on April 30, 2017.

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:02 pm
Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service Warsaw, Poland

France's Catholic primate has condemned the current presidential campaign as his country's "worst ever" and urged Christians to help prevent democracy from "losing its sense."

Author: Shireen Korkzan
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:49 pm
Emily McFarlan Miller Religion News Service

New Pew Research Center survey released April 26: American adults with higher levels of education do report lower levels of religious commitment by most measures, according to Pew's analysis, with the exception of Christians.

Author: Kristen Daniels
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:47 pm
Catholic News Service Manila, Philippines

The case filed against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a "very good step" toward stopping drug-related killings, a Catholic bishop said.

Author: Shireen Korkzan
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:32 pm
Fr. Charles E. Curran Appreciation

Appreciation: Fr. Charles Curran remembers the late federal judge whose wide-ranging scholarship brought him into the debate over Catholic teaching against contraception.

Author: Teresa Malcolm
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:53 pm
Kristen Whitney Daniels NCR Today

Today marks the final day in Arkansas' original plan to execute eight men in 11 days. Kenneth Williams is scheduled for execution April 27 at 7 p.m. CST.

Author: Kristen Daniels
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:01 pm
Michael Sean Winters Distinctly Catholic

In the Washington Post, Julie Zauzmer on the nascent "Christian Left" and the hurdles they face. 

Author: Michael Winters
Posted: April 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Joshua J. McElwee NCR Today

NCR Today: Pope Francis did a TED talk; women religious against Thailand's sex tourism; France looks ahead to election; Brexit fallout continues; Venezuela in chaos 

Author: Joshua McElwee
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:03 am
Pat Marrin The Francis Chronicles
Francis the comic strip

(Click on the cartoon to enlarge.)

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:00 am
Michael Sean Winters Distinctly Catholic

Distinctly Catholic: A moratorium on lawsuits by Puerto Rico's creditors expires on Friday, April 28, so the time for action is now. Will Congress cave to hedge funds?

Author: Tracy Abeln
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:00 am
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