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New biography of Caryll Houselander illuminates 20th century Catholic writer

In this factual, carefully-researched biography, author Mary Frances Coady recounts the life of Caryll Houselander, whose spiritual writings inspired thousands during and just after World War II.

Second Sunday of Advent: God's promised future

Today, we hear some of Isaiah's most famous lines, "Prepare the way of the Lord! ... The glory of the Lord shall be revealed. All people shall see it together."

Maybe it's time we rethink Christmas music

This Advent, what would it be like to seek newness with the obsessive ferocity of a teenager who just found the music of their soul?

A child's empathy spurs lessons rooted in Catholic social teaching

NCR contributing writer Clarissa V. Aljentera's young son is curious about the unhoused in Chicago. She and her husband try to teach him respect for all humanity, beginning with their neighbors.

Netanyahu and Israeli leadership must be held responsible for any war crimes

It is past time for Israel to cut ties with Benjamin Netanyahu, writes David Bonior. The Israeli prime minister has failed to protect his own people, and his actions toward Palestinians have stoked hatred in the region.

Cardinal Gregory discusses pope's synodal vision, need for a welcoming church

At The Catholic University of America to discuss the need for a diverse and welcoming church, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory fielded a wide range of audience questions while also reflecting on his own faith journey from childhood.

Las Vegas archbishop is 'holding close' victims of university mass shooting

Archbishop George Leo Thomas of Las Vegas said he is "holding close" those affected by a mass shooting on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

Russia bans Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Catholic ministries in occupied region of Ukraine

Russian occupation authorities have banned the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and other Catholic ministries in occupied areas of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region, according to the church's main communications office in Kyiv.

Lebanon's Christians feel the heat of climate change in its sacred forest and valley

The long-term survival of Lebanon's cedar forests is in doubt, as rising temperatures due to climate change threaten to wipe out biodiversity and scar one of the country's most iconic heritage sites for its Christians.  

Letters to the editor on women and the synod

Letters to the editor: NCR readers respond to Phyllis Zaganos' column about women's participation in the synod and the church.