A small c catholic: Why does it require a seminary degree and ordination to be able to baptize people and to oversee the Eucharist?
My Table Is Spread: The brother and sister I would never claim are here, beside me, and I must claim them or admit that what I profess is a lie.
Faith and Justice: One of the greatest liturgical challenges in the 21st century is making it meaningful to people in a post Darwin, post-Einstein, post-Hubble world.
Faith and Justice: Do I think the Catholic church is in danger of schism over the question of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics? No.
Post-Election Communion: After a presidential campaign many consider extremely divisive, thousands will end this election season in the pews, reminding themselves of God's sovereignty.
The pope's lack of clarity on the issue in his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has opened the door for theological controversy according to Dr. Georg Bier.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Viewpoint: Give qualified laypersons real authority to lead faith communities. This could shift emphasis of pastoral leadership towards preaching the kingdom.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.
Preview: Last year, our son Nick -- who is 27 and has autism -- received his first holy Communion at St. Mary Church here in Anacortes, Wash.