NCR Today: Mother Teresa canonization week; Francis meets Facebook founder; Churches work to heal racial divide; Talks to free Chibok girls from Boko Haram on horizon?
Preview: When Anna Dengel arrived in Attat in the early 1960s to inspect an abandoned monastery the church had asked her to start a hospital, she immediately knew the answer.
NCR Today: Death penalty in California; Guam archbishop put on leave; Seattle archbishop asked to disclose abuse claim files; Vietnam sisters facilitate food trading program
Rains have come to Ethiopia for the first time in 18 months, but this latest drought is not expected to cause the widespread famine that happened in the 1980s.
Preview: In the U.S. and abroad, young women are working in the ministries of Catholic sisters around the world.
Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association was touched watching hungry schoolchildren in Ethiopia put away one of the two biscuits they received at a food program.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
NCR Today: LCWR annual meeting; the plight of Iraqi Christians; the legacy of proslavery's theology; priests use social media to connect with flock; Francis chooses World Day of Peace theme
Anti-gay activists, including conservative clerics, traditional elders and politicians, are threatening to resist any push by President Barack Obama for gay rights during his Kenya visit later this week, with tactics that range from throwing rotten eggs to marching naked and boycotting his speeches.