Pope Francis held a "virtual town hall" with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.
The Archdiocese of Portland plans to stay in talks with an all-girls school that now says it will welcome employees who enter same-sex unions recognized as marriages by civil authorities in Oregon.
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
NCR Today: After 40 years of fruitless battles, Planned Parenthood and Catholic church leaders need to pledge to do at least one common project that puts women and babies first.
The Chicano Movement laid the foundation for today’s Latino political power, and August 29, 1970, stands out as a key turning point.
Young Voices: This is the rhythm of our first weeks of parenthood: the transcendent, the mundane, and the gross come and go, and intermingle without a predictable pattern.
The Synod on the Family has distinguished itself through an invitation to the faithful to tell the deliberating hierarchs what's on their minds. Many have responded in great number.
Preview: The Catholic church has much to learn from the recent encounter between LCWR and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A case study approach could be helpful.
NCR Today: The title of this blog is the thought I had after watching former President Jimmy Carter announce to the world that he had brain cancer.
Preview: Pope Francis is set to arrive in Washington on Sept. 22 by plane -- the nuns are coming on a bus.