From Where I Stand: The church could use this opportunity to do a little demystifying to better connect with the 21st-century world.
A group of LCWR supporters keeps an hour-long vigil monthly in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pray, sing and tell stores about specific sisters.
Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut, the leader of her congregation since 2011, takes over from the first American to hold the post.
Grace on the Margins: A month after his election, Pope Francis put a damper on some's high hopes for him by holding the line on LCWR.
Q and A: Cardinal João Braz de Aviz said NCR's report of his talk Sunday gave one inaccurate translation but otherwise was accurate.
Q and A: The new secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Religious also said the church should not exclude anyone.
NCR Today: The Vatican press office issued a statement Tuesday saying recent remarks by a Vatican official do not indicate a split among Vatican offices.
Q and A: Obeying church authority involves listening to God from many sources, says the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Speaking to global women religious, a theologian says they owe "ultimate obedience" to God, founded in the needs of the poor.
Salesian Sr. Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."
A 16-year military veteran who at one time was a missile systems engineer working on intercontinental nuclear weapons, Kane is preparing to make her first profession of vows with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in August.
How does someone make the conversion?
"By the grace of God, that's the only thing I can tell you," Kane told the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the diocese of Rochester. She said her vocational path "is long and it is crazy."