NCR Today: In a statement Saturday, Bill Donohue said the purpose of his request had been "to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide by their rules."
Our Loretto Committee for Peace supports ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed by the United Nations last April by a vote of 154 to 3. One of our committee members, Eileen Harrington, wrote the following account on our behalf for our in-house Loretto newsletter, Interchange:.
The perplexing situation at a small parish in southern Illinois recently caught the attention of the mighty Washington Post. In a long opinion piece, Melinda Henneberger regrets that the parish's beloved pastor was ousted in 2012, and it appears there's nothing anybody, including Pope Francis, can do to end the ensuing turmoil.
NCR Today: This week in the media: a sister doles out massages at the ballpark, and one shares the secret of a long, happy life.
St. Louis University announced Friday it has named Fred Pestello the university’s 33rd president. He is the first permanent lay president in the Jesuit school’s 196-year history.
"I am humbled and honored to follow in the footsteps of the Jesuit presidents who have come before me, and I am deeply committed to carrying on the mission they have fostered so well," Pestello said in a press release.
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose are expanding their residential facilities and providing space for a new wellness center to serve the wider Fremont, Calif., community.
Synod on the Family. NCR is working on a update on U.S. dioceses' consultations leading up to the October Synod of Bishops on the family.
Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal, has written an extremely interesting essay for Slate that should be read by all with interest.
NCR Today: First crocuses of spring! Crochet and self-esteem; the outspoken bishop of Portsmouth, England; documentary on Geraldine Ferraro.
NCR Today: It's true: Bill Donohue, the vocal head of the Catholic League, has emailed organizers with a request to march in this year's New York City Gay Pride Parade.