Some 500 Catholic activists from around the globe will converge on Philadelphia for a conference to press for women's rights in the church -- one week before Pope Francis arrives.
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NCR Today: After Pope Francis announced that priests will be empowered to absolve women from “the sin of abortion" during the holy year, several critiques of Francis' words were published.
Preview: As the Nuns on the Bus tour bus rolled onto St. Louis' Kiener Plaza on Thursday, a crowd of about 70 people -- many women religious -- cheered.
NCR Today: If you had five minutes with Pope Francis, what would you would you tell him? We want to hear what you think.
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.