Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
When St. John* XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council almost 54 years ago, he set the tone for that great gathering with these words: "Now the Bride of Christ wishes to use the medicine of mercy rather than taking up the arms of security. ... The Catholic Church ... wants to show herself a loving mother to all; patient, kind, moved by compassion and goodness."
NCR Today: In his third pontifical year, Francis opened a Year of Mercy, made five international trips, released an encyclical, closed the Synod of Bishops on the family.
The lawsuit claims that a Legionaries priest asked for an extra $94,000 donation in order to secure the priest's signature on paperwork finalizing a land deal.
Young Voices: When it comes to family-friendly workplace policies, NETWORK is leading the way for U.S. Catholics.
Eco Catholic: "This is potentially an extraordinary moment for the church … Now do we take it or do we go back into our burrows?"
Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island says it is open to reversing a controversial policy that denies transgender students admission if it can get help providing accommodations.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Catholic women religious are on the front lines of immigration issues in the United States.
Voices of Faith: Women are leading society as heads of government and CEOs. Why is the church the last frontier?
KEEPING THE VOW: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MARRIED CATHOLIC PRIESTS
By D. Paul Sullins
Published by Oxford University Press, 336 pages, $29.95
More than 25,000 U.S. Catholic priests have resigned during the past 50 years. Most of them have married. This book is not about them.