Book Review: Do not be put off by its didactic title. How to Read the Bible is an engaging, inspirational and accessible book
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.
Soul Seeing: Bishop Morrie has a story about meeting the pontiff during his U.S. trip.
Reader's Retrospective: John Garrity first encountered the National Catholic Reporter as a Norbertine novice at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wis.
This year, Nov. 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday. The solemnity supersedes the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time and offers Lectionary readings unique to its themes. All the readings focus on our status as "children of God" (second reading) called into loving and eternal relationship with God and with all those who belong to God.
Preview: In 1917, an Army sergeant major made a deal with God, with St. Colman as the intercessor.
Preview: Some see sainthood in the larger-than-life spirit of Franciscan Fr. Mychal Judge, who died giving last rites to a firefighter in the north tower of the World Trade Center.
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.
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.
Young Voices: As the numbers of U.S. women religious continue to decline, the handing on of charism is emerging as a central concern.