Commentary: If the Catholic school is to be a representation of the loving, merciful Christ -- in a sense, Christ writ larger -- it must embrace all in her employ.
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Last week, five nuns, teachers at Marin Catholic High School, walked off their jobs for the day after students brought in literature from an LGBT education organization.
The stickers and fliers were from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), a New York-based organization whose goal is to prevent bullying and harassment of sexual minority students in schools. April 17 was GLSEN's National Day of Silence, meant to bring attention to bullying of LGBT youth.
Pope Francis's flight to the United States in September won't be a non-stop. He's dropping in on Cuba on the way.
In the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph Mo., there was widespread acknowledgment of the hurt of past years following Bishop Robert Finn's. Emotions ran high, with sadness among his supporters and relief among those who wanted him to leave.
Msgr. Hien Minh Nguyen of the diocese of San Jose, Calif., was arrested April 18 in Florida on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. He was on a personal leave of absence from ministry at the time of his arrest.
I had a fascinating conversation with a former reporter who has firsthand experience in the areas of the world where religious extremism is rampant.
While many folks around the world marked April 22 as Earth Day, in Albany, N.Y., State Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey used the occasion to host a Lobby Day to promote awareness of child sexual abuse.
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NCR Today: Details of the visit are still being worked out, but the Vatican's spokesman confirmed that "there will be a stop."
Why did Bishop Finn resign? is a question I have been numerous times in the last 12 hours fielding questions from other media outlets and a few local Catholics. I can't answer that question definitively, because of the secrecy that cloaks these proceedings. But I can say why NCR called for his resignation in 2012 immediately after his conviction for failing to report suspected child abuse.