A two-day conference at Gonzaga University this week will delve into the work of Jesuit Fr. Walter Ong, a well-known scholar-philosopher and one-time student of famed philosopher and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
Visits with pope have different tone and quality than in years past, Austrian bishops report as they return home from ad liminas.
NCR Today: The United Nations demanded Wednesday the Vatican immediately remove all clergy known or suspected to be child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities.
NCR Today: More about German bishops response to synod on family questionnaire; UN child rights committee slams Vatican on sex abuse; parishes restructured in South Dakota.
NCR Today: German bishops discuss family synod questionnaire, conclude: some changes needed; N.H. ex-chancellor convicted of theft; Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.
“The poor are not on the margins of the church; the poor are in the center of the church,” the general secretary of Caritas Internationalist told 500 activists.
As St. Pancras Church in Glendale, New York, welcomed a large congregation for the Feb.
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5. "New cardinals to be appointed may include next pope" by Thomas Reese, posted Jan. 6. In this analysis, Reese explored what Pope Francis might be looking for in new cardinals. Less than a week later, Francis announced his picks for the red hats. (See No. 3.)
I recently wrote a blog that included data on gun violence.
I guess it is a sign of the times that the blog was hopelessly out of date by the time it appeared on NCR Today. The terrible shooting at the mall in Columbia, Md., occurred just after I had submitted my blog to NCR. Columbia is a suburb of both the Baltimore and the Washington, D.C., area. I mentioned in my blog that malls were one venue where shootings have been occurring.
NCR Today: Whatever caused John Dear and the Jesuits to part ways, I find the idea of the order as having "renounced Fr. Arrupe's groundbreaking vision of justice" preposterous.