NCR Today is the group blog of NCR. Each member of our diverse team of bloggers writes on different topics, including the politics of the church and secular society (and the interaction between the two), culture, management of the church and more.
Your thoughts: A new papal encyclical, entitled "Fratelli tutti" in Italian or "Brothers and Sisters All," will be coming out soon. Prominent Catholic women are raising objections to the title because it uses the Italian masculine plural to address the world's population.
Listen: NCR's Heidi Schlumpf has joined "The Francis Effect" podcast for its new season as a co-host with Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan and David Dault. The podcast is available on NCR's site and various podcast apps.
Your thoughts: More NCR readers responded to the recent Vatican instructions that Catholic parishes should normally be led by priests. The Vatican also announced that changing the words of the formula for baptism renders the sacrament invalid, causing a bit of a theological debate.