National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

A case study review of LCWR-CDF encounter could benefit whole church

Preview: The Catholic church has much to learn from the recent encounter between LCWR and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A case study approach could be helpful.


Milwaukee archdiocese filing includes more abuse victims in compensation plan

Compared to preliminary reports, more sexual abuse victims will be compensated under the formal reorganization plan filed in bankruptcy court late Monday night by the Milwaukee archdiocese.


Disgraced Vatican nuncio Wesolowski, awaiting trial for sexual abuse, dies

A disgraced former papal ambassador who was to be the first to be tried under new Vatican laws making child pornography a crime has died.


Opening Gospel at Synod: Jesus' prohibition of divorce

NCR Today: Pope Francis is expected to open the second global meeting on family life by celebrating Mass. The day's Gospel reading? Jesus' seemingly clear denunciation of divorce.


Francis needs to go beyond his play-it-safe verbiage

Opinion: Pope Francis, in his speeches and visitations, won't have gone much beyond incensed pieties and play-it-safe verbiage. Unless ...


NCR Contributors

Friends of NCR 300x80 web ad.jpg

NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

August 28-September 10, 2015


Some articles are only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition.