Take and Read: The synod document 'Justice in the World' described the world I had experienced but couldn't name – and it admitted the church’s own need for conversion.
Synod of Bishops
Church leaders have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to implement the pope's exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued Sept. 27.
Simply Spirit: As the church seeks creative ways to serve local communities, ministerial equality should be high on the agenda, right alongside access to the Eucharist.
NCR Today: The Philadelphia archbishop will coordinate "an informal working group" assigned to further the family document's reception and implementation.
Editorial: Amoris Laetitia is a challenge to parrhesia: bold, fearless dialogue about the family.
What does it mean? NCR continues to gather reactions to Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”).
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
A Vatican reading guide sent to bishops ahead of Francis’ document on family life says the pontiff wants the church to adopt a new stance of inclusion towards society.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
Just Catholic: I think it is a serious misstep on the part of the powers-that-be to assume that a) everybody knows what went on at the synod; b) anybody cares.