At first, the ordinations were "irregular" and "invalid" -- but the rules changed in 1976, regularizing the ordination of the 11 women.
The new Catholic translation of the popular Protestant Bible puts Scripture into context that anyone can understand.
Social Justice: Will and Chris Haughey are in the business of doing good with Tegu, a toy company that produces and sells magnetic wooden blocks.
Taking the chef completely by surprise, Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue-collar workers at their cafeteria in the tiny city-state's "...
NCR Today: The Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday called for the resignation of its archbishop, John Nienstedt, after the archdiocese's recent troubles.
The Francis Chronicles: "Never war! Never war! ... Stop it, please! I beg you with all my heart! It's time to stop!"
Parish Diary: What does our parish do about contraception? We teach as the church teaches. Are we having any significant impact? No.
As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, scholars and authors are examining an overlooked facet of the war: its religious framework.
Essay: If the Synod of Bishops asked Mike Leach about marriage, what would he say? Something different than what the bishops got in the synod's working document, that's for sure.
Global Sisters Report: These "rescue operations" help the sisters establish contact with the sex workers by distributing rosaries and missionaries' phone numbers.
An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her actions, saying it was a tribute to her father who passed away.
NCR Today: Pope, UN call for peace in Gaza; French bishops visit Iraqi Christian; Local paper asks Nienstedt to step down; Bridgeport, Conn., diocese begins synod.
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