I would like to take issue with a few points made by Ross Douthat in a recent New York Times opinion piece.
NCR Today: Kentucky Catholic parish picnic was center of political universe this weekend; Korea and Philippines prepare for papal visits; Lafayette, La., revisits sex abuse history.
Pope Francis wasn’t at the annual Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests conference, but his name created a running subplot as the group reviewed its 25-year history.
Numerous speakers during the conference's first night ask, what is the strategic plan moving forward?
NCR Today: The Congregation for Divine Worship decided the kiss of peace should stay where it is in the Mass, but it should be performed with greater sobriety.
Women Against Feminism, a social media campaign that invites women to explain why they don't need feminism, is about as bleak as it sounds.
NCR Today: I believe most Hollywood studio execs underestimate American audiences. There's a hunger out there for something beyond what escapism can offer.
I hope you take the time to read David Gibson’s article on the 25th anniversary of the Survivor’s Network for those Abused by Priests, or SNAP. The history of that organization and its battle to defend victims of sexual abuse from priest abusers and ecclesial cover ups is an important chapter in the larger history of the Catholic church.
The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.
St. Marianne Cope's remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony and Mass.
NCR Today: Chicago-area music minister fired for same-sex engagement; faith groups endorse EPA power plant carbon curbs; English landmark lay ministry program shuttered.