San Juan, Puerto Rico -- During coffee breaks and in between sessions at the annual Catholic Theological Society of America conference, sales are brisk at the dozen publishing houses in the conference exhibit area.
NCR collected reactions to Pope Francis' announcement May 12 to create a commission to examine the history of female deacons in the Catholic church.
NCR Today: I was pleasantly surprised -- stunned -- today to hear that Pope Francis has opened a door on women's roles in the church.
The ordination of women deacons gained worldwide attention in October.
NCR Today: Berrigan's witness; Francis the comic strip series; Sisters focus on global solidarity at UISG; Muslim cyber warriors take on Islamic State; TV shows ready to talk religion
The Vatican Pontifical Council of Culture recently sparked controversy when the cover image for an online working document intended to advertise this week's annual plenary assembly in Rome on "Women's Culture: Equality and Difference" was Man Ray's 1936 sculpture, "Venus Restored," a plaster cast of a headless Venus bound in ropes.
Grace on the Margins: The sad irony is that many of the women who suffer most from gender inequality likely won't be able to contribute to the project.
Book review: This fine translation of two of Cipriano Vagaggini's essays is Phyllis Zagano's latest of many important contributions to our understanding of the ordination of women.