As the Synod on the family draws near, there seems to be an effort by traditionalists to shift the focus to doctrine rather than serving the pastoral needs of people.
Newly released letters between former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest reveal Kennedy's struggles to keep her faith after her husband's assassination.
The letters exchanged by Kennedy and Vincentian Fr. Joseph Leonard, who died in 1964, are set to be auctioned in Dublin in June. Excerpts were published in The Irish Times newspaper.
NCR Today: Letters from Jackie Kennedy to a priest make fascinating reading, but what does their release say to those who are friendly with their priests?
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Phu Nguyen's great-great-great-grandfather died for abiding by his faith. "I think it's a powerful reminder of the faith that I have," he said.
The University of Notre Dame launched a new campaign to reinforce a message of inclusion of LGBTQ student-athletes wrapped in the wider message of the Catholic faith.
A retired archbishop, known as a bridge-builder between Catholics and Muslims throughout the world, was awarded the highest honor given by Australian Catholic University.
More than half (55 percent) of the nation's estimated 19.6 million Hispanics identify as Catholic, according a new report, but that's 12 percentage points below 2010.
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