Reader's Retrospective: As a "breakfast reader" during silent meals, Providence Sr. Imelda Maurer would comb through the National Catholic Reporter for articles to share with her community.
In bust or boom, it didn't matter when African-Americans bought their home -- they lost money, study says.
It's been a while since a rousing heresy dust-up captured attention, but it appears we have a rowdy one in progress among the white glove element of American Catholicism.
The popes have been right about materialism for 124 years, since Rerum Novarum in 1891. Yes, other writers described the destructive lure of goods in the marketplace, but Pope Leo XIII was right there. And Pope Francis is there today with Laudato Si'.
NCR Today: Ballot review for Election Day; Pope’s gay friend speaks out; Young people who stay in church; Sex abuse cases emerge in South America.
Listening sessions, called by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, interim administrator of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, continue. The local church gets to say what qualities they want in the new archbishop.
Independent peace initiatives by Israelis, Palestinians, Americans, Jews, Christians and Muslims cooperate across ethnic, religious and national lines in opposing the the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
NCR Today: Costs of sex abuse greater than thought and mounting; Ordained Cincinnati nun excommunicated; Irish push for women's ordination; Lessons from the synod.
Reader's Retrospective: John Garrity first encountered the National Catholic Reporter as a Norbertine novice at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wis.
NCR Today: The synod is history. The takeaway is the bishops have answered the famously inclusionary kindness implicit in Francis' "who am I to judge" by answering that they will.