LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Among the most active couples in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is lead plaintiffs in one of the same-sex marriage cases going before the Supreme Court this month. Their pastor calls them: "Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?"
There's a Place That's Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It's Not California.
Commentary: Catholics in Guam question formation of seminarians; see links between poor formation and sex abuse
Australia -- A retired Catholic bishop who was slow to act on child sexual abuse allegations against members of his clergy says he feels shamed by what happened to victims.
Scotland -- A priest who alleged that a "powerful gay Mafia" was behind sexual bullying in the Scottish catholic Church has been found guilty of defaming churchmen and parishioners.
Human trafficking in Nigeria: Sisters provide services, seek greater justice for all
Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:
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.