Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta.
NCR Book Club: Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow's Goddess and God in the World, with its conversation about the divine, is timely and compelling.
58 percent of Americans believe there is little value in reciting historical Christian creeds and confessions, according to the 2016 State of American Theology survey by LifeWay Research.
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis knows that only with the heart of the Gospel, God's mercy, can the church find new life, and the Jubilee Year got the message out.
All too many Catholics may be uninformed about, as well as unformed by, the criteria and practices of the just war tradition. Here is a refresher.
Take and Read: In his Jesus: An Experiment in Christology, the Dominican theologian traced the genesis of Christian belief in Jesus Christ, our window into God.
Over the summer, 20 individuals at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., spent a week living, working, studying and praying together, contemplating what exactly a “faith that does justice” means in their own neighborhoods. The core group were part of the inaugural Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, and included 10 Buffalo high schoolers, six Canisius College undergraduate students, two graduate students, an assistant director from campus ministry and a director from the philosophy department.
The bearded and robed reclining figure of St. Peter Nolasco cannot be sleeping soundly or dreaming sweetly. A tree has sprouted from his left side, and no fewer than 36 friars stand on leaf platforms formed by 11 branches emanating from the trunk. Above the tree, the Virgin of Mercy perches atop the coat of arms of the Mercedarian Order, which the 13th-century saint founded to negotiate with Muslims and pirates in North Africa, Spain and the Mediterranean for the release of Christian captives.
In The Valiant Woman, readers come to see that well before the contemporary women’s movement, images of Mary had a complex and sometimes liberating impact.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 3 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of Pope Francis and his predecessors: embodying the six touchstones of post-conciliar life.