The Field Hospital: Chicago Catholics prepare for parish closings; Fake priest fleeces LA parishes; Ministry for gay and lesbian Catholics profiled in video series
The nine cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Catholic church's central bureaucracy have submitted a final proposal for the creation of two new high-level Vatican offices, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The Council of Cardinals have finalized their recommendations for a new Laity-Family-Life office and a Justice-Peace-Migrants office, said Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi.
New Hampshire Primary
Washington Post: Trump, Sanders roll to victory
NBC Analysis: New Hampshire could fundamentally change both parties
NCR Today: Pope heading to Mexico later this week; Ash Wednesday tomorrow; Gallup, N.M., diocese bankruptcy case costs
NCR Today: For the past two years, police rules of engagement have been under fire by protesters. But they have also been under close analysis by the police themselves.
NCR Today: Is Sen. Marco Rubio a Latino? He is as a Cuban American. But like Sen. Ted Cruz, he is not really a Latino from a political perspective.
NCR Today: The president refuted unequivocally the bigoted anti-Muslim rhetoric heard on the political campaign trail these days, and he reaffirmed one of the foundational ideals of the U.S.
NCR Today: Time and again the international community has lost the opportunity to address the enormous burden of human suffering the war in Syria has wrought.
A very important piece by San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy on politics, the role of the electorate and how Catholics participate in civic life has been posted on the America website. The article could go a long way toward providing both the language and the rationale for getting the Catholic populace unstuck from the rigid approaches some bishops have characterized as the only Catholic way to participate in politics.
NCR Today: President Obama speaks out for religious freedom; clergy sex abuse commission member takes leave of absence; Pope pleads for Syrian peace talks