Editorial: The question that the synod is forcing us to confront is if we have created a mistaken notion of the ideal, and the challenge is to create a new ideal that embraces new realities.
Just Catholic: As refugees reach Hungary, Pope Francis says bring them on -- Europe can take in thousands. Meanwhile, a Hungarian bishop of the region besieged by migrants says no.
Rent and house prices have soared in San Mateo County in California. San Mateo has no rent control, so landlords raise prices as much as they can get away with.
During the coming months leading up to the October Synod of Bishops on the family, the participants will be wrestling with the issue of denial of Eucharist to divorced and remarried Catholics. It is important that their reflection take its direction from the right starting place. Otherwise, the process and its outcome could be skewed from the outset.
I would suggest that they should begin, not from abstract concepts, nor from present canon law, but rather from evidence of a sentiment widely shared among church members around the globe.
When Pope Francis visits New York, he will meet 150 immigrants and refugees, hailing from Central and South America, Africa and Asia, all benefiting from Catholic Charities programs.
Preview: The Nuns on the Bus will hit the road this week with a route that passes through "deep red and purple states" on the way to Washington, D.C.
Soul Seeing: Compassion, touch and starting over: This is what my soul sees when contemplating this story.
Spiritual Reflections: Today's first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel from Mark are excellent examples of the effectiveness of God's word to realize what it announces.
The Trail of History: All involved in the efforts to repudiate the doctrine agree that the first step to healing wounds begins with the acknowledgement of its history.
NCR Today: We will be turning off the comments system for the holiday weekend.