NCR Today: Those who claim no religious affiliation make up the largest U.S. "religious group;" many don't affiliate religiously because they don't believe anymore.
Take and Read: Catherine Mowry LaCugna, along with her book God for Us, led me to rediscover the most "practical" doctrine of the Christian faith.
NCR Today: Pope Francis strongly criticized modern attitudes towards marriage during a series of lengthy off-the-cuff remarks to Catholics in this country Saturday afternoon.
NCR Today: A live-steam webinar by Erie Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister Oct. 22 will address the leadership situation in both society and church and why more boldness is necessary.
NCR Today: Shimon Peres buried; Jesuits gather in Rome; Fierce battles in Aleppo; German Catholics, Protestants seek greater unity in Reformation commemoration
NCR Today: A meditation and a gentle push during a retreat in high school set me on my path of discovery.
The Field Hospital: St. Augustine Church, a small church in New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood, hits its milestone Oct. 2.
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:
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: