NCR Today: The synod is history. The takeaway is the bishops have answered the famously inclusionary kindness implicit in Francis' "who am I to judge" by answering that they will.
Reader's Retrospective: In 1964, Margaret Gonda Matesich, 54, enrolled in an extension program affiliated with Ohio State University the same year she began subscribing to the fledgling National Catholic Reporter.
Young Voices: As the numbers of U.S. women religious continue to decline, the handing on of charism is emerging as a central concern.
Reader's Retrospective: Raised in Chicago by Irish-immigrant parents, Sr. Patricia Lowery joined the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries due to its focus on Scripture, the liturgy and global healing.
A small c catholic: Family is not the most important or even primary mechanism God uses to bring people into God's larger family. That's a role for the church.
Reader's Retrospective: A former priest now married to his "other true love," Susan, credits a teacher in St. Paul, Minn., for sparking his interest in independent Catholic journalism.
Reader's Retrospective: In the first edition of NCRonline.org's new blog series, author Julie Gunter explains how a year of telling readers' stories became an unexpected personal journey.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Study assistant for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life marks 16th year in Roman position.
Women are key to fulfilling Pope Francis' message of mercy, service and compassion, women leaders of the largest Catholic social service organizations said in a panel discussion at Georgetown University.
NCRonline.org proudly presents the winning entries in our essay contest, in which we asked young people to reflect on experiences of change and growth in the church.