In October, the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles launched "Anne: A Premier Experiential Exhibit" to commemorate the life of Anne Frank, who would have turned 85 on Thursday, for a 10-year stay. I had the opportunity to visit the exhibit Sunday as a kind of introduction to a performance of "About Anne: A Diary in Dance" by the Helios Dance Theater company. A second performance will take place Thursday.
I had a right hip replacement five weeks ago and got a new left hip back in January. I've been enjoying recovery. Really, it is quite amazing. All that old pain is gone, and slowly, the injured and insulted muscles regain their strength. I let go of the cane, climb stairs normally, walk around the block, but still stand up from my desk slowly because I've been sitting too long and forgot to move. Experiencing this healing process from the inside out astounds me.
"Inaccurate and misleading reporting has impugned Archbishop Carlson’s good name and reputation," a statement from the archdiocese says.
NCR Today: Pope Francis back at work (condemns 'merchants of death); US bishops meeting today; Alternative Catholic churches bother Roman Catholic dioceses in Oregon and Arizona.
A year ago, I wrote an NCR Mission Management story about Msgr. Bob Meyer's legal aid clinic he started at his parish, Sts. Peter and Paul, in Hoboken, N.J., which is part of the Newark archdiocese. The Waterfront Project Inc. has been a big success in helping the poor.
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I just finished reading the NCR report on the upcoming meeting of U.S. bishops in New Orleans, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday.
NCR Today: Catholic judge in Illinois presides over same-sex marriages; Syrian crisis splits activists, religious groups over aid; reports of possible mass graves in Ireland.
NCR Today: This week's USCCB meeting could be a turning point for the U.S. bishops, but will they sail with the Francis wind or will they buck the waves of change?
Many things mark the subtle shifts Pope Francis has brought to the culture of the church, including the weekend prayer meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Let me add one more: a singing nun.