Simply Spirit: Matthew's Gospel does not ascribe gender to the Wise Ones from the East -- and scholarship shows why women may have been among them.
From all the rich content of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” regarding theological and scriptural understandings of “Our Common Home,” one section has caught the attention of those living in the coalfields of Central Appalachia. In section 165, the pope turns to what needs to be done in light of climate change: “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels -- especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas -- needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”
NCR Today: Should we be encouraged or discouraged by the synod? Two recent articles in the National Catholic Reporter reflect dramatically different answers to this question.
Book Review: Do not be put off by its didactic title. How to Read the Bible is an engaging, inspirational and accessible book
Commentary: We still have a long way to go in overcoming the often-lethal prejudice of the past.
Religion, which has been blamed for being behind much of the violence in today's world, might be a scapegoat, according to one Georgetown University scholar.
"The role of religion needs to clearly be determined," said Jesuit Fr. Drew Christiansen, a scholar at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, where Wednesday's symposium was held.
NCR Today: Francis needs to meet with feminist theologians who can explain to him the realities of women in this world and this church.
Sharp traditional distinctions between male and female that formed traditional Catholic theology over centuries have dissolved in recent times challenging church teachings.
With his simple, thoughtful and often pithy comments, Pope Francis is showing himself to be among the most quotable popes.
NCR Today: Andy Schlafly is the founder of the website Conservapedia. One of the tasks of Conservapedia is rewriting or editing the Bible. Examples are included.