While prelates in Speyer and Freiburg see in Amoris Laetitia a path to the sacraments for the divorced, doctrinal chief Cardinal Müller reiterates no exceptions to Catholic marriage's indissolubility.
Christmas: For many years, Maryknoll Fr. Bob McCahill has been sending an annual letter to friends at Christmastime, chronicling his experience living among the people of Bangladesh.
NCR Today: Perhaps due to our Catholic upbringing, the era in which he happened to be born, my brother Tom seems to have been trapped at the edges of our family.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: The funeral business is often passed down through the generations, and for George Schwille, the work is an opportunity to serve.
The Nigerian Jesuit priest spoke to NCR about discrimination against women within the Catholic church, and the necessity to advance women's inclusion.
The longest serving woman in U.S. Congress is not seeking re-election, and it is hard to imagine Washington without her.
Arns, known as the "cardinal of the people" and one of the most active voices against Brazil's military dictatorship, died in Sao Paulo Dec. 14.
NCR Today: The stories of Catholic figures like Jim Langford and Sr. Donna Quinn are captured in autobiographies, but it's up to us to record the Catholic stories.
Bishop Javier Echevarria passed away Dec. 12: Pope Francis expressed condolences to the members of Opus Dei following the death of Bishop Javier Echevarria, who led the prelature for over 20 years. Expressing his condolences, Francis said Echevarria, like his predecessors, "gave his life in a constant service of love to the church and to souls."
NCR Today: The reaction to the recent death of Fidel Castro in Cuba was, at one level, dismaying and, at another level, predictable.