Just Catholic: Unlike other seagoing ships, pirates only showed their true colors when close enough to attack. Remind you of the cardinals against Amoris Laetitia?
Brazilian bishops have requested allowing married priests to resume priestly ministry in an "experimental, preliminary" move to counteract the country's priest shortage "catastrophe," says liberation theologian Boff.
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.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."
NCR Today: Several thoughts occur to me as I get around to thinking about the challenge four cardinals have posed to Pope Francis' teaching in Amoris Laetitia.
NCR Today: Cardinal Müller says the Vatican will not reply to four cardinals' letter questioning the document. Meanwhile, the Roman Rota dean calls publishing the letter a "slap in the face."
NCR Today: The pope has decided not to renew the terms of several bishop-members, many of whom are known for preferring a more traditionalist liturgical practice.
Distinctly Catholic: At a time when the country desperately needs a strong moral voice, the USCCB is fretting about things that don't matter and tepidly addressing the things that do.
Trump: Burke said he believed the election result reflected a long-running crisis in the U.S. and hoped the country can rediscover the “right path to follow.”
The Catholic Whistleblowers mailed a second letter Sept. 1 to the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, referring back to another letter the group sent at the start of 2016.