A number of writers have noted a common theme in much of what Pope Francis says and does. The article captures it nicely. “Pope Francis’ constant refrain: ‘Go forth,’ evangelize, help the poor”, Especially for those who walk in the footsteps of Vincent, Louise, Elizabeth, Frederic, etc. We might well ask “Is this our constant […]
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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 […]
“The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The NCR collected the following appraisals of Roger Playwin who is stepping down after ten years. CEO praised for guidance in troubled times Jim Dumont, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s National Council, hired Roger Playwin in 1998 as the executive director for the society’s Detroit office before Playwin became CEO of […]
Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious, has dismissed claims from the Vatican that remarks he made to NCR about a controversial 2012 criticism of U.S. Catholic sisters were misinterpreted, saying he backs NCR‘s report as “very precise.” In his remarks at the gathering of the International Union of Superiors General on Monday, Braz de […]
John L. Allen Jr. offers thoughts on Challenges to vision of a ‘Poor Church for the Poor’ “How I would like a poor church for the poor,” Francis said. It’s a fitting sentiment for a pope who took his name from Francis of Assisi, a saint renowned for his love affair with Lady Poverty. […]
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