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.
A nun in Cincinnati was excommunicated and dismissed from the Sisters of the Precious Blood after admitting she was secretly ordained as a priest this spring.
NCR Today: A new book, Doing Good … Says Who?, offers a clear and creative analysis of our middle class efforts to help the poor.
The Field Hopsital: Thousands in Plymouth, Mich., view relics of St. Maria Goretti; Dioceses continue consolidation; Cenacle Legal Services joins Diocese of Venice, Fla., to provide legal services to working poor
NCR Today: Guantánamo detainee returned to Britain; EU churches on migrants; Can Jeb Bush's campaign be saved? Go Royals!
Reader's Retrospective: In 1964, Margaret Gonda Matesich, 54, enrolled in an extension program affiliated with Ohio State University the same year she began subscribing to the fledgling National Catholic Reporter.
NCR Today: A TV network hopes for a fright. The St. Louis archdiocese fears a farce.
Everyone should start reading a Ray Bradbury story before October ends. Bradbury was a master of combining the light and funny with the sinister and macabre that was palatable.
NCR Today: The synod votes affirm the long-cherished process in the church that allows an individual to assert the primacy of conscience in decision-making.
With Paul Ryan taking the gavel, he becomes the youngest Speaker of the House since 1869. His party seems to have chosen him as a consensus builder—a figure who can bridge the moderate wing of his party and the Freedom Caucus (a little group of hyper-conservative Members that rebranded the “tea party” movement when it started polling poorly). However, while Paul Ryan might bring the Republican Party together—his policies will tear America apart.