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I am really, really bad at being patient

10 hours 19 min ago
Getting new info out of my autistic son is tough. When Nick reveals glimpses of his knowledge, like saying that music from "Jurassic Park" is actually from "Jurassic World," it just makes me feel grumpy.

Our moment is in our hands

10 hours 19 min ago
Spiritual Reflections: If we wish to understand and implement Jesus' vision today, we must pause from our frenetic activity to contemplate our own reality, to cultivate what Pope Francis calls "serene attentiveness" and gratitude to God.

Questions before committing for a year of service

10 hours 19 min ago
Volunteers Special Section: Service may not place one on a career path, but valuable experiences and skills are gained that can carry over into professional opportunities.

Francis tells Peruvian president to fight 'social virus' of corruption

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:22 PM
Pope Francis exhorted Peru's political leaders Jan. 19 to fight what he termed the "social virus" of corruption in a speech at the country's executive mansion less than a month since President Pedro Kuczynski narrowly escaped impeachment.

HHS Civil Rights Office to protect freedom of conscience

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:41 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that its Office of Civil Rights now has a division whose job is to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers and hospitals.

Every child 'a precious gift from God,' Trump tells pro-life rally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:23 PM
In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration "will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life."

From the Amazon, Francis decries policies that 'strangle' indigenous

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:48 AM
Puerto Maldonado, Peru -- "We have to break with the historical paradigm that views Amazonia as an inexhaustible source of supplies for other countries without concern for its inhabitants," Francis said.

Cardinal invokes Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in march vigil homily

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:40 AM
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York invoked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a homily at the Jan. 18 Mass that opened the National Prayer Vigil for Life.

Campus Notebook: Fordham taken to court over club; Newman cancels LGBT exhibit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:59 AM
College roundup: Students sue Fordham for its refusal to recognize Students for Justice in Palestine; Georgetown OKs LGBT residential community; new buildings for Brescia and Donnelly.

NCR Podcast: Lincoln bishop offers to lift excommunication for local Call to Action members

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:55 AM
In Conversation: NCR staff writer Brian Roewe explains the background of this excommunication case and the dialogue sessions that have led to a new offer.

A Nation Under Trump: An NCR retrospective

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29 AM
NCR Looks Back: NCR reporters interviewed key players about what has transpired over the first year of the Trump administration. We collected these stories into a series we call: A Nation Under Trump.

Anti-abortion Democrats navigate divide between March for Life and the Women’s March

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:28 AM
In 2017, Kristen Day attended both the Women’s March, whose organizers strongly supported abortion rights, and the March for Life, an anti-abortion gathering a few days later.

Morning Briefing

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:10 AM
NCR Today: The March for Life; Trump's first year (a retrospective); spending bill flounders and puts young migrants in jeopardy; NCR calls for end to mass deportations; religious meet in Holy Land (fascinating insight into life there).

Bishops say Nigeria 'under siege from many forces'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:24 AM
With at least 80 people killed since the start of the year in conflict over fertile land in Nigeria, the nation's bishops condemned what they call brutal massacres of innocent people.

Hero's homecoming: Vatican prepares to transfer exiled cardinal's remains

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:19 AM
In his last will and testament, a cardinal exiled to Rome, who survived the Nazis' Dachau prison camp and 17 years of communist persecution, requested to be allowed back home to Czechoslovakia for burial. 

'Chain migration' misrepresents reality, say Catholic advocates

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00 AM
Family-based immigration, or family reunification, has been a central component of the U.S. immigration system for more than 50 years, and is restricted and usually slow-moving.

Fr. Cessario's Edgardo Mortara essay is inexcusable

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00 AM
Distinctly Catholic: Dominican Fr. Romanus Cessario, professor of systematic theology at St. John's Seminary, should be sacked. Not permitted to retire early. Not permitted to resign.

Editorial: Stop mass deportations now

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00 AM
We say: Tearing apart families benefits no one. The temporary protected status program, like DACA, needs a long-term solution, but mass deportations are not the answer.

Pope's quotes: Persecution

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00 AM
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.

President Trump: Time for him to go

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:51 PM
NCR Today: I am not surprised at reports of foul and insulting language from Trump. But this latest is not just a case of "bad language." It is a case of racism, pure and simple.