Tunisian group wins Nobel Peace Prize. It is an alliance of four Tunisian civil society groups who have toiled tirelessly to foster democracy in the nation that gave birth to the Arab Spring.
North Charleston, South Carolina -- Attorneys for family and city agree: City handling of police shooting a national model
Oklahoma used wrong drug in January execution, autopsy shows The same drug was delivered for the Sept. 30 execution of Richard Glossip, who received a last-minute stay because of the mistake.
Vatican City -- The synod continues. Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee and NCR senior analyst Fr. Tom Reese will be covering the event gavel to gavel. Here's how we got started:
- German archbishop's intervention: Church’s stance on divorce makes people 'doubt God.' The church’s theological arguments "do not silence the questions in the hearts of people."
- Opinion: While the synod pretends widespread consultation from around the world, the “membership” is all men all the time.
- Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) -- Organization believes ordaining married priests answer to closing churches
Robert Mickens writes about The Holy Spirit vs. 'Undue Media Pressure' "Never has a gathering of the Synod of Bishops in Rome created such interest around the world."
Global Sisters Report series on Contemplative Communities continues: Carmelite hermitage in the Washington woods, where ‘prayer is friendship with God’
Madison, Wisconsin -- Homeless advocates ask Catholic Diocese to allow camp on former cathedral site
Diocese of Orange, Calif. -- Catholic Church transfers property worth some $100 million. Valuable properties that once belonged to the diocese and now belong to parishes.
Diocese of Toledo priest accepts appointment to Vatican as an official for the doctrinal section of the Holy See’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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.