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
Reader's Retrospective: As a "breakfast reader" during silent meals, Providence Sr. Imelda Maurer would comb through the National Catholic Reporter for articles to share with her community.
Soul Seeing: Bishop Morrie has a story about meeting the pontiff during his U.S. trip.
Reader's Retrospective: John Garrity first encountered the National Catholic Reporter as a Norbertine novice at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wis.