Retired Aussie Bishop Geoffrey Robinson tells royal commission on sex abuse that the church still has not found the leadership it needed to tackle child sex abuse effectively.
More from Robinson's testimony: 'Some popes gave out the wrong message'
Springfield, Ill. -- Catholic Diocese's new school policy monitors Mass attendance and tithing of school families. Two points: 1) Requires non-Catholic families to attend Mass weekly and contribute to Catholic parishes. 2) Expects parents, adoptive parents or legal guardians of Catholic schoolchildren to meet with their parish pastor if they are "not living in accord with church teaching."
Michael Sean Winters writes about How Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left
Buffalo, N.Y. -- The movement continues: Mass Mob packs the pews at Corpus Christi
Portland, Ore. -- Priest caught with spy camera in church bathroom flees to Philippines. Archbishop Sample apologizes to parishioners, saying he feels betrayed by priest. 'I didn't expect him to disobey'
NCR Editorial: LCWR and the Vatican: relations were fixed, not transformed
Iran and the ‘Francis Factor’ Congress is giving the left-leaning Pope a platform ahead of a critical vote on the Iran nuclear deal.
ICYMI: the best thing on the web last week: The ‘Precariat’: stressed out, insecure, alienated and angry
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:
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.