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New leadership for LCWR

New leadership for LCWR – The nation’s largest group of religious sisters welcomed a new leader and said goodbye to another Friday. The NCR writes the following….The Leadership Conference of Women Religious held its transfer of leadership Friday afternoon, installing St. Joseph Sr. Marcia Allen as president-elect. Allen was the only nominee for the position. […]

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Sr. Evelyne DC speaks at Vatican conference

Sr. Evelyne Franc, the superior general of the international order of the Daughters of Charity, spoke at a weekend summit, focused on the theme “The management of the ecclesiastical goods of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, for the service of humanity and for the mission of the Church,” Hosting a roundtable Sunday […]

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Celebrate Catholic Sisters Week

Colleen Dunne writes about the Inaugural Catholic Sisters Week set for March (NCR) The first National Catholic Sisters Week will kick off March 8-14 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., as part of Women’s History Month. By bringing together college-age women and women religious from a variety of congregations, St. Catherine will honor Catholic sisters who […]

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Pope asks permission for a Bishop

Francis named Bishop Nunzio Galantino the new secretary of the Italian bishops’ conference while allowing him to serve part-time while remaining in his diocese. John Allen writes in a column in the National Catholic Reporter…. “A typical Francis footnote is that he wrote to the people of Galantino’s diocese to “ask permission” to borrow their […]

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The Francis Chronicles

Pope Francis is certainly having an impact with his simplicity and humility. People across a wide spectrum of believers, unbelievers and sceptics are paying attention. With The Francis Chronicles, reports on the ministry of the world’s parish priest, the NCR has initiated a new blog. It serves to flesh out articles the describe how in six […]

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Theological dimensions of intervention in Syria

Intervention in Syria raises many questions. Thomas Reese of the NCR attempts to lay out some of what moral theologians  and church leaders are saying in light of “just war” theory. Not easy reading, but the issue is not an easy one. Just cause? Last resort? Possibility of success? Proportionality? Legitimate authority? Frustration Catholic prelates […]

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Praying the news

Praying the news to avert despair Heidi Schlumpf  writes in the NCR… “My students often tell me they avoid the news because it’s too depressing. Death, destruction, discord — who needs all that negativity?” But checking out — in essence, put­ting your fingers in your ears — doesn’t seem like the most mature, or the […]

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