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What influence does religion have on Americans' lives?

A new Pew Research Center survey issued Nov. 15 gauges the influence religion has on Americans' lives and the hold Catholicism and other Christian religions has on their adherents.

Chile bishops urge talks to end protests, injustice country faces

Chile's bishops called for national dialogue and an end to the violence that has wracked the country for the past month.

Michigan woman sues over priest who criticized son's death

The mother of a Michigan teenager who killed himself is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit for the alleged harm she suffered during his funeral when a priest questioned whether her son would go to heaven.

Long Island Catholic diocese challenges NY Child Victims Act

Catholic officials on Long Island have filed a legal challenge arguing that the Child Victims Act that loosened statutes of limitations on molestation cases violates the New York state constitution.

Bishops' meeting reveals division over how to influence political debate

The most intense discussion during the U.S. bishops' Nov. 11-13 meeting concerned whether opposition to abortion is the "preeminent" issue. Others called for attention to immigration and the environment.

Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 15, 2019

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights the latest news and opinion that have crossed copy editors' desks, on the way to readers.

In impeachment hearings, Democrats must speak as moral patriots

Distinctly Catholic: With the hearings underway, the political calculus for both parties necessarily changes. The American people must be engaged; from here on, their will should prove itself increasingly manifest. 

Your thoughts on traditional Latin Mass

Your thoughts: Two recent opinion pieces at NCR have caused a stir within our readership. One says the traditional Latin Mass is toxic, while the other proclaims its beauty. 

Francis' biggest reform is to shift church from Eurocentric to universal

Simply Spirit: Speaking to FutureChurch, veteran Vatican journalist Robert Mickens asks progressive Catholics "to push and support the pope" — and have patience with the slow pace of reform.

What does the Paris climate agreement require of countries?

Burning Questions: Our reader asked what exactly the Paris Agreement requires of individual countries, and is anyone keeping track?