NCR Today: According to a bipartisan survey Hillary Clinton had a “runaway victory” in the first Democratic presidential debate.
NCR Today: More on the synod; Francis apologizes for 'scandals'; NJ archbishop bars certain Catholics from Communion; Vatican opens homeless shelter; Catholic school board discusses transgender rights
NCR Today: Benedictine Abbot Jeremias Schröder said he wished for a greater presence of women religious at a synod which was specifically on the family.
NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.
A Princeton economics professor has won the Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering work on the consumer habits of haves and have-nots, with a special focus on the world’s poorest.
Angus Deaton was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015, "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare." His work has proven pivotal in the effort to inform intelligent public policy.
NCR Today: What's happening at the synod; Refugees become international story; Parish news -- cantors, weddings and more.
NCR Today: NCR will be announcing the winners of its essay contest on Oct. 26.
NCR Today: In an essay in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich strongly advocates for immediate action on gun-control legislation.
NCR Today: Tunisians get Nobel Peace Prize; GOP meltdown continues; News from the family synod; 'Mass of Belonging' celebrated in Tampa
NCR Today: "Four times as many U.S. adults say their opinion of the church is better now because of Pope Francis as people who say their impression has gotten worse."