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.
Editorial: Some discussions surrounding Amoris Laetitia have focused on what the document means. Many have wondered why Francis doesn't clarify his thinking. Well, now he has.
Distinctly Catholic: The view presented in a recent essay by Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler about conscience is missing the possibility of growth and of grey.
Pope Francis' conscience model, emphasizing individual conscience, differs from his two predecessors and provides a faithful, merciful guide to Catholics, especially couples in irregular situations.
THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT: A FEMINIST-VEGETARIAN CRITICAL THEORY (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
By Carol J. Adams
Published by Bloomsbury Academic, 336 pages, $25.95
By MARY E. HUNT
NCR Today: Religious leaders in three cities across the world are developing spaces where Judaism, Christianity and Islam can come together for worship.
Grace on the Margins: There is a demonization, sometimes subtle, sometimes not, of women who want the same power afforded to men in the institutional church.
The largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. has approved a declaration recognizing "there are no longer church-dividing issues" on many points with the Roman Catholic church.
Simply Spirit: If the diaconate and priesthood are not irrevocably linked, there is strong precedent for ordaining women deacons.
Just Catholic: Pope Francis named just one woman from the Western Hemisphere to his commission on women deacons -- me.