A small c catholic: Evangelicals proclaim strict sola scriptura, the Vatican proclaims limits on "proper" churches -- but do people in the pews care?
Gender Theory: Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands, said a papal encyclical or other magisterial document "might appear to be necessary" to counter the spread of the new theory that gender can be determined by personal choice rather than by biology.
Preview: A new book by Sr. Susan K. Wood, theologian and Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, and Timothy J. Wengert, Lutheran historian, sheds light on these denominations.
A small c catholic: The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity for Christians to understand why the body of Christ is so divided today.
WOMEN DEACONS?: ESSAYS WITH ANSWERS
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
Published by Liturgical Press, 270 pages, $24.95
Take and Read: Reading this 'modern' theologian assigned new meaning to the Gospel, lifted me to a higher world and gave me the taste for the spiritual life.
Viewpoint: Catholics and Lutherans have made more progress in the last 50 years toward healing the wounds of our divisions than we have in the last five centuries.
NCR Today: The notion that the church cannot change is simply untenable, and it is harmful to the faithful.
Take and Read: Catherine Mowry LaCugna, along with her book God for Us, led me to rediscover the most "practical" doctrine of the Christian faith.
The 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus begins Oct. 2 in Rome; this year's congregation will include the election of a new superior general.