Executive editor Heidi Schlumpf aims to help readers understand how recent news stories fit together. NCR Connections will provide guideposts and markers to help lead readers through key issues and stories.
NCR Connections: Though she's had to read less this summer, editor Heidi Schlumpf still has some books worth recommending — along with some noteworthy TV shows, two stellar concerts, and a gift of an icon.
NCR Connections: Pope Francis recently named three women to the Vatican's Dicastery of Bishops. But it will take a lot more to undo centuries of misogynistic oppression than the naming of three women to a Vatican office.
NCR Connections: NCR was able to play a leadership role in the 1985 groundbreaking coverage of clergy sex abuse as a result of two attributes that remain central to the organization all these years later.
NCR Connections: It's embarrassing that an institution so supposedly committed to supporting families and proclaiming its "pro-life" stance isn't a leader in offering guaranteed paid parental leave for its laborers.