NCR Today: Francis preps for Holy Land trip; Cincinnati teacher contracts update; Christian olive branch to India's Modi; U.S. nuns haunted.
NCR Today: The head of the reform international movement We Are Church in Austria has been excommunicated for having "private Eucharistic celebrations."
The process to find a successor for Cardinal Francis George has begun.
The Chicago archdiocese confirmed Thursday that George was informed by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the papal nuncio to the U.S., that he has begun the consulting process and expects to complete it in late fall.
The archdiocese said it has no further information at this time.
George, 77, submitted his resignation in 2012, per canon law requirements for bishops when they reach the age of 75. That same year in August the cardinal was diagnosed with cancer in his right kidney.
People today want others to think that they go to church … even if they don’t. A new poll finds that people exaggerate their attendance at houses of worship.
NCR editor at large Tom Roberts will be on HuffPost Live (live.huffingtonpost.com) today about 10:20 a.m. Eastern time to discuss with HuffPost religion editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush NCR’s editorial, Climate change is church's No. 1 pro-life issue.
HuffPost Live is an online news discussion show.
NCR Today: Oakland, Calif., teacher contracts; Francis in the Holy Land; drones for evangelization; who is Fr. Michael Amaladoss?
A leader of the Jesuit religious order in Africa has called for the resignation of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan over the continuing failure of his government to locate or rescue nearly 300 teenage girls abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
A U.S.-based faith organization that presses for reform of the global financial system said a meeting in Rome Wednesday between its leaders and Pope Francis will lend credibility to its efforts.
My mother would have been 104 years old today.
We do remember our mothers. My mother's name was Alice. She was Polish and lived to see a Polish pope and the fulfillment of many Polish prayers -- the fall of the Berlin wall. She died the next day, on Nov. 10, 1989, at age 79.
After being tongue lashed by the Vatican top cop, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said that their good-faith efforts to settle conflicts with Rome had only produced "deeper misunderstanding." Further, they lamented that "communication had broken down and as a result, mistrust has developed."
But as day follows night, they saw a bright glimmer of hope. At least Cardinal Mueller had been "frank," they emphasized, and that boded well for .... you could see it coming, further "dialog."