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.
This year, Nov. 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Sunday. The solemnity supersedes the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time and offers Lectionary readings unique to its themes. All the readings focus on our status as "children of God" (second reading) called into loving and eternal relationship with God and with all those who belong to God.