Although he failed to receive the Nobel Peace Prize last week, Pope Francis continues his efforts at Middle East peacemaking in what is truly an epochal conflict across the region. In his latest move, the Holy Father has called for a consistory of cardinals and patriarchs for Oct. 20, immediately following the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, to discuss the ongoing conflict with which the future of the region's churches are inevitably intertwined.
John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, has put together another panel discussion in his "Pope Francis, Catholic Social Thought, and American Public Life" series that may be of interest to NCR readers.
Analysis: Listening, respecting, welcoming, dialogue are words repeated throughout the Synod of Bishops' new document. Condemnation and marginalization are nowhere to be found.
Movie review: This remake of the 2000 film is a watered-down and somewhat changed version of the earlier movie with a bigger budget and not much else.
On the PBS Newshour earlier this week, anchor Gwen Ifill hosted a discussion of a disturbingly under-reported fact about the Islamic State’s ongoing terror campaign: its brutal treatment of women.
The Nobel Prize committee didn’t select Pope Francis for the peace prize this year (Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi got that honor), but he would have won -- by a large margin-- if NCRonline readers would have been consulted.
NCR Today:Interfaith families and the challenge of the synod; Legion of Christ closing women's college; Embezzling pastors.
There have been 8,033 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola and more than 3,879 deaths attributed to the current outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization reports.
The first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the USA died Wednesday.
Aid workers are providing everything from medical care to protective gear to education as the Ebola virus continues to spread.
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Penny Lernoux, whose work graced the pages of NCR for many years in the 1970s and 1980s, died 25 years ago today.
Were our church the more democratic, more lay open, People of God church we are meant to be, she would have been proclaimed a saint long ago.