Matthew McGarry, Catholic Relief Services representative in Afghanistan, says "people's faith is central to every aspect of their daily life in Afghanistan, and not taking that into account can undermine every other positive thing that the Administration might want to do."
"It's in the people around us who are the most vulnerable where we are going to see the face of God," says Nelson Kraybill, president of Elkhart's Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
A new biography of this Christ-haunted Victorian poet and Jesuit priest explores his relationship with the priesthood and explains the theological impulses that give his poems their meaning.
Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will succeed Cardinal Edward Egan to become the next Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York. National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen talks about what Dolan brings to the position and the challenges he will face.
National Catholic Reporter Vatican correspondent John Allen offers perspective on Pope Benedict XVI's papacy, his planned visit to the Holy Land, Catholic-Jewish relations, and recent questions about the direction of the Vatican.
Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with Father Marco Antonio Mercado of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago.
Read more of Judy Valente's interview about Hispanic Catholics with Friar Gilberto Cavazos Gonzalez.
There was a time when a labor strike like this one against the Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, would have been difficult to imagine. The Church, after all, has always been the champion of workers rights.