Commentary: Happy Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker Hope for unions, equality and compassion by Michael Sean Winters
First person view: Hans Küng knows church's problems -- and that change is inevitable by Leonard Swidler
Think before you cheer the viri probati: A step forward for married men is a giant step backward for women by Jamie Manson
Vatican City -- Acton conference draws ties between Christian persecution, economic liberalism by Joshua J. McElwee
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Analysis: Conservatives squawk over pope's tweet on inequality by David Gibson
Worrisome news for many: N.Y. archdiocese expected to make large-scale parish closings
Manila and Vatican City -- How Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas got his selfie with Pope Francis
Here's the best description I have heard yet to describe the Vatican's survey of Catholics ahead of the October Synod of Bishops on the family: "There was no pretense of this being a scientific, neutral study. It's like a massive global brainstorming." Robert Gahl, who teaches at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
This is a story I missed last week: Schaeffer-Duffy family marathons with a message a story about NCR contributors and Catholic Workers Claire and Scott S-D
Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.