The Synod of Bishops opens in Rome Oct. 4 -- bringing together cardinals and bishops, lay and religious advisers, and consultors to discuss pressing issues around family life.
NCR Today: Looking for articles and commentaries on this year's Synod of Bishops on the family, or interested in NCR's previous coverage? Here are some helpful links.
The Vatican says it has a new methodology for the synod, focusing on more dialogue and discussion between bishops.
Vatican: Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis "should not be considered a form of support of her position." The pope also met a gay couple in DC.
You can't blame Pope Francis for having a "shadow" side. Carl Jung, the depth psychologist most embraced by Christians, said we all have this other dimension that corresponds on an unconscious level to our everyday awareness.
Analysis: The papal mis-messaging of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raises some key questions.
Distinctly Catholic: Yesterday when news broke about the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, I received more emails and phone calls than during any day of this papacy.
NCR Today: Melkite archbishop of Aleppo, Syria, Jean-Clément Jeanbart, was invited by NCR to share his reaction to Pope Francis' U.N. speech on Sept. 25.
Pope Francis met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk and conservative Christian who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples.