NCR Today: I'm about to wade into one of the most controversial liturgical issues in America. … I like liturgical dance.
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.
Bishop Thomas Tobin responds to NCR Young Voices column: All of these reasons so often cited for dropping out of the church — are they reasons or just convenient excuses?
NCR Today: An insistence that everyone must do the same thing at all times serves no one.
Faith and Justice: "If you build it, they will come" was the belief of church leaders in the past. A new study indicates that's becoming less true today.
Viewpoint: Give qualified laypersons real authority to lead faith communities. This could shift emphasis of pastoral leadership towards preaching the kingdom.
The Field Hospital: Bishop John Doerfler’s initiative aims for chants at Mass and approved hymnal in all parishes by 2020.
Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi issued a statement July 11 indicating Pope Francis met with Cardinal Robert Sarah July 9 to indicate no liturgical directives will begin in Advent.
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.
Young Voices: Our infant daughter's own version of believing without seeing changed the way I heard the Gospel passage about doubting Thomas.