The latest news items of potential interest to concerned Catholics, as selected by the staff of the National Catholic Reporter, can be found on this page. Whenever a new story appears on top of each of the sections below, an older one from earlier in the news cycle drops off the bottom. (Each section displays its five most recent stories/articles.)
Current and previous stories and reports can be searched and retrieved at this link
- Editorial: Silence equals complicity in US border 'crisis'
- Editorial: In DC Archdiocese, the truth is a good starting point
- 'I don't think it's OK': We need the full report
- Editorial: Where Catholic teaching is bent to market demands
- Editorial: We need more than Barr's letter
All Things Catholic, John Allen’s weekly column:
- Women; the old guard; pope v. pope; graffiti; and All Things Catholic
- Truisms in Catholic life and a rundown of Rome news
- Riveting theater in Geneva; the pope's rabbi on Jewish/Catholic relations
- The clergy trade; Melady; pope-watch; and The Boston Globe
- The top five under-covered Catholic stories of 2013
Bulletins from the Human Side, Eugene Cullen Kennedy:
- Dick McBrien, free at last
- If Rome is filled with pyromaniacs, how can they charge nuns with arson?
- Religion speaks not to the will, but to the imagination
- The biggest unreported synod influence: human experience
- Summer is over, but midsummer madness continues in the church
From Where I Stand, Joan Chittister:
- Step 6: It is possible to be contented even with disappointments
- The self-revelation that makes us new again
- Society profits from the power of patience
- Listen to those entrusted with our growth
- Our differences will make the difference in our future
The Peace Pulpit, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton:
- Every instant, God is loving us
- God can't wait to forgive, to reconcile and welcome us home
- 'God is waiting to be gracious to them'
- 'This is my beloved, listen to him'
- Lent calls us to Jesus' most challenging teaching
On the Road to Peace, John Dear:
- South Africa journey: In Pietermaritzburg and Durban
- South Africa journey: In Johannesburg and Soweto
- Mandela's long, inspiring walk to freedom
- Leaving the Jesuits after 32 years
- A Christmas prayer for peace
A small c Catholic, Bill Tammeus:
- We all are 'priests': Laypeople, not ordained, hold church's power
- On 9/11 anniversary, demand politicians learn from our failures
- My sister's memory brings trauma of child separation home
- Reflecting on the recent past can lead ecumenical dialogue forward
- Bible literacy requires more than grasping meaning
Young Voices, with Nicole Sotelo, Kate Childs Graham, Mike Sweitzer-Beckman, and others:
- Not too tidy: joy and holiness
- 'The church that raised me rejected me'
- White supremacy and me and you
- California officials lead with the 'faith that does justice'
- What to do when nostalgia attacks