Women, deacons and ordination. Rather than getting a hypothetical opinion on whether women can be deacons, I'd think the first order of business is to review whether men can be priests.
NCR Today: The thought that an unstable, narcissistic personality with low knowledge of foreign policy could have access to weapons of mass destruction is beyond scary.
NCR Today: It can be easy to lose sight of the struggles and wounds that continue to mark the everyday existence of many residents of this nation.
NCR Today: A German Jesuit priest, a Japanese Methodist minister, a widow with two children, a woman working as an office clerk, and two doctors survived the blast.
Welcome back to your weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR today and yesterday:
The Field Hospital: Fr. Robert Kus shares entries from the journal he has kept while serving as a busy parish priest.
NCR Today: The political conventions of 2016 are now history. They offer a study in contrasts.
The Field Hospital: A parish run by a sister instead of a priest; Illinois parish volunteering in Alaska; hall-of-famer comes to church in Cooperstown; legal help is a new ministry; another church is a PokeStop.
Commentary: I've often wondered what happened to those priests I met right after the Second Vatican Council.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) expressed gratitude to the pope for creating a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons.