NCR Today: "We must break out of these clerical mid-level positions," said the president of the Association of Austrian Women Religious at a presentation May 20 in Vienna, Austria.
The Field Hospital: Congregations doing more service, less politics; Parishioners to finish occupation of Mass. church; What happens when parishioners go rogue
NCR Today: Key Tunisian party renounces political Islam; Sr. Joan Chittister on reviving a public works program; Despite war, Lebanese do not become inured to violence, hate
NCR Today: What can we expect from the commission on female deacons? Two NCR writers provide two different and valuable perspectives on the issue.
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.
Editor's note: NCR columnist and Hofstra University professor Phyllis Zagano has suggested these books as must reads for more information about women in the diaconate.
NCR Today: My wife is going to vote for Bernie Sanders in the June 7 California primary; I'm going to vote for Hilary Clinton. We have agreed to disagree.
NCR Today: Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities in Kansas City came together May 19 to discuss faith responses to the refugee crisis.
NCR Today: Pope John Paul placed the events of August 1945 in the context of humanity's long history of civil wars: for lovers of humanity all wars are civil.
NCR Today: UMC conference; Priest in Vietnam released; Hope for survivors of sexual abuse; Massachusetts church vigil ending; Gold mine's impact in Guatemala Mayan community