Reader's Retrospective: "I always wanted to be a priest, even now, but the church discriminates against people who are married," said Paul Schubert.
NCR Today: Editorial on US church's leadership transition; Mass shooting in San Bernardino; Texas sues to block Syrian refugees; pope visits a mosque; and more
GSR Preview: The student debt situation is a crisis for the country and the church, but it's also easily fixable.
Column: The theme at a recent conference at Loyola University Chicago on women and the church since Vatican II put the question front and center.
Reader's Retrospective: Mary Agnes Trauscht and her future husband, Bob met in 1946 while attending adjoining Catholic colleges in Winona, Minn.
Just Catholic: I think it is a serious misstep on the part of the powers-that-be to assume that a) everybody knows what went on at the synod; b) anybody cares.
THE TASTE OF SILENCE: HOW I CAME TO BE AT HOME WITH MYSELF
By Bieke Vandekerckhove
Published by Liturgical Press, $17.95
At the age of 19, Bieke Vandekerckhove was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Learning that the progressive neurodegenerative disease would end with her death in two to five years, Vandekerckhove tried to make peace with herself and her God.
A gathering focused on the immediate needs of Seattle's homeless will be co-sponsored by the student governments of Seattle University and the University of Washington Dec. 2, on SU's campus.
Reader's Retrospective: Five decades ago, Fr. Bill Gianola was a newly ordained priest increasingly aware of the need for "a new kind of learning."
Fr. Joseph Girzone, who became far more prominent in retirement than during active ministry because of his "Joshua" series of novels, died Nov. 29. He was 85.