The Field Hospital: Manhattan Catholics challenge N.Y. archdiocese to open shuttered churches for the homeless; Pittsburgh parishioners help the needy; Bishop's advice for merging schools and parishes
NCR Today: Francis orders wide-sweeping audit of Vatican finances; Francis cuts an album; Church message on climate change strong in Paris; Women wonder: Stay or go?
Reader's Retrospective: "I always wanted to be a priest, even now, but the church discriminates against people who are married," said Paul Schubert.
NCR Today: An Austrian journalist said that Pope Francis' insistence on greater decision-making roles for women in the church is certainly making itself felt in the Vatican.
NCR Today: Religion is about our relationship to God. It is about what God does for us: his mercy, his love, his care for us.
NCR Today: Pope Francis' letter to all consecrated people for the year of consecrated life is inspiring.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, is currently facing a $72 billion debt crisis, and much human suffering, and Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski isn't happy about it.
NCR Today: Editorial on US church's leadership transition; Mass shooting in San Bernardino; Texas sues to block Syrian refugees; pope visits a mosque; and more
Reader's Retrospective: Mary Agnes Trauscht and her future husband, Bob met in 1946 while attending adjoining Catholic colleges in Winona, Minn.
The Field Hospital: Staten Island Parishioners rally behind inclusive pastor; Cleveland parish gets new building; Bronx parishioners go door-to-door with Mass invitations