NCR Today: St. Paul-Minneapolis looks for leadership change; is 'Game of Thrones' anti-Catholic?; anticipating the environmental encyclical.
Pope Francis' highly anticipated encyclical letter on ecological issues will state that global climate change is "mainly" due to human activity, a person familiar with the document has said.
The encyclical, to be released Thursday, will reportedly say that while there are both natural and human causes to climate change "great natural forces are not under our control; human causes are."
America goes to pieces when the gross national product merely stubs its toe. Growth is success, success is our national creed, our creed shuns losers and exalts winners. Bigger and better confirms that creed. By no surprise, religious institutions have absorbed this standard and suffer mightily when they stop growing and, even worse, stumble downward.
The Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak of The Catholic University of America was honored by fellow theologians with the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor from the organization, June 13 at the CTSA convention in Milwaukee.
A substantial number of younger scholars were among the more than 400 academics attending the annual Catholic Theological Society of America convention in Milwaukee June 11-14, reflecting a trend of attracting younger members and students.
Conference organizer Bradford Hinze of Fordham University in New York said the CTSA board has made a concerted effort to offer more scholarships for younger members who want to attend the convention. “That effort has made a really big difference,” he said.
I'm an occasional guest on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Sunday Nights With John Cleary. The latest was a discussion of the upcoming encyclical and papal trip.
MILWAUKEE -- Members of the Catholic Theological Society of America passed a resolution Friday to support fellow academics in Wisconsin by opposing a plan by state lawmakers to weaken tenure and shared governance in the state’s higher education system. The resolution passed by voice vote with only a few opposing or abstaining.
MILWAUKEE--Nine members of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) who died in the past year were remembered in an opening prayer service at the annual meeting Thursday evening.
Patricia Beattie Jung, a scholar in theological ethics, was honored for her pioneering work on sexuality and heterosexism with the 2015 Ann O’Hara Graff Memorial Award at the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) conference in Milwaukee.
NCR Today: “We have done theology looking in the mirror at ourselves. Now it is time to look out the window to see that we are part of a bigger world."