As women ordination advocates trickled in from around the globe, Women’s Ordination Worldwide 2015 (WOW) got underway here just one week before Pope Francis is set to step foot in the city.
Reviews: It’s always an honor to serve on a jury that celebrates cinema rather than “movies” because they reflect universal human experiences.
I am a member of the Loretto Committee for Peace. We meet regularly to plan what issues to focus on. We’ve selected nuclear weapons and guns.
Mary E. Hunt, in an opening talk at the Women’s Ordination Worldwide conference here, offered delegates a list of 10 accomplishments the women’s ordination movement needs to celebrate.
NCR Today: In truth, the church changed more in the 50 years since Vatican II than in the first 2,000 years -- just like everything else in the world.
NCR Today: Women's ordination conference opens in Philly today; GOP debates; Nuns on the Bus; papal trip prep enters frenzy stage.
The pope's visit to the United States and the subsequent synod on the family will undoubtedly be a defining period for Francis' papacy.
A new documentary short explores the controversy surrounding the canonization of Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan friar who came from Spain to evangelize California Indians. At times rough around the edges (in terms of production value), the film, titled “Saint: Canonization of Junípero Serra,” offers important historical detail regarding relations between Serra and the California Indians, descendants of whom now accuse Serra of having helped to commit genocide. The documentary presents contemporary viewpoints straddling both sides of the debate.
NCR Today: Catholic Charities USA hopes to raise awareness "for the 45 million people living in poverty in the United States today."