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The jar of costly anointment – A waste? A gift of all?

S. Tracy Kemme offers an inspiring reflection on the "alabaster jar of costly ointment" in the context of her upcoming profession of first vows as a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati. Who was the woman who came to anoint Jesus. Where did she come from? Did she know...

What atheists and Christians have in common on Easter

What atheists and Christians have in common on Easter

Global Sisters Report features Carol Keehan, DC

Global Sisters Report features Carol Keehan, DC on Hait and meetings with Pope Francis

Evaluating the “Francis effect”

Is Francis bringing people back to church?

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...

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...

Internet as Gift of God – Pope Francis

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...

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...

SVDP CEO – Guide during crucial time

SVDP CEO – Guide during crucial time

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...

Cardinal affirms lack of consultation

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...

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