Changes coming to the website: Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, NCR's new commenting system promises to promote civil audience engagement.
Tony Magliano, whose column Making a Difference, appears Mondays on the NCR website, will be speaking in Madison, Wis., at Our Lady Queen of Peace church Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
Here is the announcement from the parish bulletin:
NCR Today: Major opposition has developed to the construction of an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, but I don't see much support from the Catholic community.
NCR Today: NCR panel unmoved by first debate; What could the polls be missing? Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton; Outreach in Guatemala City's red-light district
The global Catholic church should seek to bring God's salvation to all and not only to those that society considers good or worthy, Pope Francis said at his weekly audience Wednesday.
Reflecting on the meaning of the Gospel story of the so-called "good thief" who was crucified alongside Jesus, the pontiff said all are called to the salvation of God, including those who have done both good and bad things in their lives.
The Field Hospital: Sr. Celeste Goulet awarded Catholic Missions in Canada's 2016 St. Joseph Award; increase in homeless women in LA; pastors addressing violence and healing; celebrating the Little League World Series winners.
NCR Today: Though presidential debate moderator Lester Holt failed to distinguish himself as a fact-checker or a referee, he succeeded in letting the candidates reveal themselves.
NCR Today: Presidential debates; Pope challenges Jesuits; Mexicans protest same-sex marriage proposal; Costs of Islamophobia; First amendment right to sell execution drugs?
NCR Today: Where will you watch the Trump-Clinton debate? National Voter Registration Day; What's the best way to choose bishops? Catholic schools grow in Grand Rapids.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.