Column: While my Netflix account is getting a workout, so are my spiritual muscles, since a number of my favorite British shows feature religious themes.
As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the focus of our Sunday readings turns to the end times and to what is expected of those who claim to be faithful disciples of the living God. As disciples, we are expected to know and live out the covenant relationship that God has initiated and that we have accepted.
NCR Today: National Catholic Reporter wrapped up its 50th anniversary year with a successful conference and has established the Tom Fox Fund for Independent Catholic Journalism to carry NCR's mission forward.
Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister closed the Oct. 24 NCR conference with a reminder that Christian life is about "refusing to go away when what we're doing is worth being persistent about."
From Where I Stand: If Pope Francis takes the question of married men seriously, that could, for a change, lead to real change.
Reader's Retrospective: While in Rome, Charles Frazee roomed at a hospice where "shakers and workers for change in the church," such as Hans Küng, also visited.
Faith and Justice: The upcoming USCCB committee chairs election will present American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the conference's direction for the next few years.
Reader's Retrospective: If Mary Ann Hain skipped an issue or two, she would find herself missing NCR because "you couldn't get the same information anywhere else."
Reader's Retrospective: James C. Webster, self-described "inveterate pack rat," saved copies of the National Catholic Reporter for years -- storing them in the basement of his home in Madison, S.D.
Book Review: Do not be put off by its didactic title. How to Read the Bible is an engaging, inspirational and accessible book