Chicago -- "The flack has been enormous," since he accepted New Ways Ministry's invitation, the Lexington bishop says, but LGBT Catholics' "valuable expression of mercy" has inspired him.
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: During a semester-long sabbatical, Fr. Rick LaBrecque surveyed 24 nieces and nephews, ranging in age from mid-20s to early 40s, all raised Catholic.
At the Intersection: There is a place for people who are doing God's work outside of the institutional church, where they can seek truth.
Three German Catholic theology students prepared their own version of the official Vatican questionnaire for the Synod of Bishops on the family. More than 12,000 Catholics from 42 countries responded.
Essay: Like it or not, a study of Catholic youth in the United States shows the situation regarding young people and the church is somber.