The Vatican will release the synod's Instrumentum Laboris, a working document prepared for the meeting by the Vatican's office for the synod after a worldwide consultation.
About eight months ago, a good friend mailed me her copy of Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman. I eyed it suspiciously for its chic title and Netflix buzz. But my friend Vivian listens to my many accounts of people in prison, so I took her recommendation seriously and started reading.
NCR Today: Association of U.S. Catholic Priests meeting in St. Louis; is accused Polish archbishop at liberty in Rome?; Wisconsin and same-sex marriage.
The theme of the assembly is "Revelation in our Lives and Time," drawn from the Second Vatican Council document Dei Verbum, the primary Vatican II document on Scripture.
It is hard to imagine a more perfect contemporary personification of human evil than the Italian mafia Camorra scattering carcinogenic trash throughout Naples or the 'Ndrangheta, whose high-placed and diversified criminal activities did not put it above
On Interfaith Voices I interviewed the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute about their latest polling on the so-called “contraception mandate.”
The public scolding Cardinal Gerhard Müller delivered in April to LCWR really disturbed many Catholics. It was so obviously out of sync with Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, discernment and respect when discussing faith matters.
NCR Today: Boston parishioners hold round-the-clock vigil at closing parish; network emerges to save Catholic schools in Philadelphia; Presbyterian Church votes to divest from Israel.
If you're a Catholic who disagrees with something your church teaches, you're invited by the hierarchy to examine what's wrong with you.
Either it's assumed you failed to grasp the teaching partly or mostly because the teacher did a poor job getting it across. Or you had been sold a bill of goods by popular culture that rejected what the church had to say on various moral subjects.
I can't believe that President Barack Obama is sending in 300 military "advisers" into Iraq. What is he thinking?