There continues to be limited movement on the issue of mandatory celibacy. The New York Times is reporting that Catholic and Orthodox officials have requested that the Vatican grant them the authority to ordain married men to the priesthood.
Sandra Delgado wasn't held much as a child growing up in a stern, Catholic, Mexican-immigrant home in the San Fernando Valley.
A high-stress job and spiking blood pressure led her to discover the healing power of human touch a year ago when she walked into her first Reiki session.
"Reiki saved my life," said Delgado, a lawyer with Bank of America. "I cannot live without it, and I don't want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn't found it."
An attack at a downtown Phoenix church left a 29-year-old priest dead and another critically wounded. Both priests are part of an order dedicated to celebrating the Tridentine rite.
Review: Emma Anderson uses skills of an anthropologist, archeologist and journalist to show that the cult of American martyrs is "politically incorrect."
No one knows how many letters Pope Francis gets a week from Catholics and others worldwide wanting him to turn his attention to their concern. But rarely, if ever, in the 2,000-year history of the papacy have prisoners received a missive from the pontiff.
If interfaith marriages are supposedly doomed, Dale McGowan's should have been toe-tagged from the start.
He's a committed atheist; his wife comes from a line of Southern Baptist preachers. Yet 23 years and three kids later, they are still happily married.
What's their secret? McGowan, 51, has just written In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families, to help other couples considering what he calls a "religious/nonreligious mixed marriage" succeed.
NCR Today: This week's USCCB meeting could be a turning point for the U.S. bishops, but will they sail with the Francis wind or will they buck the waves of change?
Ann Manganaro was a Sister of Loretto who died 21 years ago. She and I were two of seven women who opened the St. Louis Catholic Worker back in 1977.
Ignatian Volunteer Corps, a Baltimore-based organization, has 465 retirees working with more than 400 partner groups in 20 cities to serve the poor.
Faith and Justice: "Cardinal Dolan misses what Pope Francis sees so clearly: The growth of inequality everywhere ... is a result of American-style capitalism," one theologian said.