The coalition of international groups supporting women's ordination marked the 20th anniversary of the movement's founding with a three-day conference in Rome.
NCR Editorial: Pope Francis' proposed commission to study the possibility of women deacons is a leap forward, but the effort will surely be far more complicated than it sounds.
Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Mallory sent a 23-year-old Catholic to a Baptist church for 12 Sundays.
Commentary: Is the concept of female permanent deacons a viable idea?
Michael A. Scaperlanda, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, is the new president of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, the state's only Catholic university.
GROUNDED: FINDING GOD IN THE WORLD -- A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION
By Diana Butler Bass
Published by HarperOne, 336 pages, $26.99
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
Column: Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan never set out to radicalize his life by resisting state violence and being jailed for it.
NCR Today: On June 1, Pat Marrin, the editor of Celebration for almost two decades, will step down, beginning that new chapter known as retirement.
Analysis: A creation of the church, the diaconate is a malleable ministry of service.