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.
Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitation addressed to the ignorant or a reserved place at the supper for the simple? Yet when Lady Wisdom sets the table in her mansion, she is very particular about her guest list -- she invites only the unpretentious.
Opinion: You are reading this today because I took required "core" theology courses when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame.