NCR Today: Pope Francis' trip to the Holy Land was a smashing success as he showed the world that religion can be a force for peace and reconciliation.
I walked ten miles yesterday with a dozen, spirited peace activists. We trekked from an obsolete, contaminated nuclear weapons assembly plant in Kansas City to a new, clean one, resting on an area the size of 14 football fields. The new weapons plant is being readied at the cost of $1.2 billion.
NCR Today: Holy Land trip round up; What to do with old churches? The priest shortage (have you seen that headline before?); Buffalo Catholic schools.
Movie reviews: The theaters are full of superheroes, mutants and monsters this time of year. But here are four smaller films that shouldn't go unnoticed.
I hope that you all are following at Global Sisters Report every day. Global Sisters Report is the new website NCR launched last month that is devoted to telling the stories of Catholic women religious from around the world.
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.