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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Another person's skin

Scripture for Life: The person at the center of today's Gospel, the one who most likely represents us and needs to learn something, is the lawyer Jesus wouldn't let off the hook.

Researcher: Artifacts show that early church women served as clergy

New research suggests women had a greater role in the early church's ministries and liturgies than previously thought, and were present at church altars as deacons, priests and even bishops.

The Vatican's next Synod of Bishops should focus on women

Commentary: The importance of this issue -- one the church really can't afford to punt on any longer -- tracks with the increased importance Pope Francis has placed on synods.

Chile removes statute of limitations on sex abuse cases

As the Catholic Church in Chile continues to deal with the fallout of clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up, the Chilean government passed a law removing the statute of limitations on sex abuse crimes against children.

Report claims church leaders long knew about Bransfield accusations

A recent newspaper report details claims that senior church leaders in the United States knew as far back as 2012 about complaints against a West Virginia bishop.

In the Amazon's borderlands, 'you have to be prepared' for anything

Borderlands are places where "conflicts and violence are aggravated, where the law is not respected and corruption undermines government control, clearing the way for indiscriminate exploitation by many enterprises," according to the working document for the synod.

Sneakers are never just sneakers

The role of sneakers as "canvases for political commentary and projection" have been on display this summer in ways that underscore contested relationships with identity and reflect the signs of these our troubled times.  

Copy Desk Daily, July 12, 2019

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you.

DignityUSA celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ Catholics

Dignity was founded in 1969 in San Diego by Fr. Patrick Nidorf, an Augustinian priest and psychologist who felt that the pastoral needs of his city's gay Catholic community were being ignored.

Your thoughts on firing gay teachers at Catholic schools

Your thoughts: NCR recently published stories outlining differing decisions by two Catholic schools in the Indianapolis Archdiocese when dealing with gay teachers.