Pope Francis has rebranded the Catholic Church and the papacy, and the media have taken notice. That was the message delivered by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica.
Distinctly Catholic: If you are looking for a book that gives a concise and well organized exposition of what Pope Francis has said about economic matters, this is it.
Take and Read: St. Augustine's churning, restless ponderings swept me through the narrative, but my truest point of encounter was yet to come.
NCR Today: The spectrum of relationships in "Mothers and Daughters" offers a marvelous view of the reality and struggle of human lives.
Distinctly Catholic: A headline switch reveals a bias at The Washington Post that is not restricted to the opinion section.
Take and Read: Hans Jonas opened my eyes to how ethics must become part of the fabric of the future as well as of the present.
NCR Today: Favorite films about the presidency? Every title here supports the idea that men and women of character are needed in a democracy.
NCR Today: Thomas McDonough's new collection of articles by Dorothy Day written in 1916-17 is invigorating.
Theatre: "Luther has a huge influence now, more than most people realize. The whole concept of the separation of church and state -- he had a big part in articulating that."
Take and Read: Karl Rahner exemplified how one could be a believing Catholic while also having a questioning intellect.