Uncommon bedfellows. But will the bishops go public?
I suppose the simplest gift is money. Our mailboxes are full of requests for end-of-the-year donations. The children in our lives over the age of 7 also prefer money, but that's a different story.
Four days after he was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston took column space in his archdiocesan newspaper Thursday to expand on his interview and reflect on the experience.
Note to Catholic Republican House Speaker John Boehner: Separating parents from children through deportation is devastating to all involved.
Actress Diane Guerrero penned an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times describing what it's like to live with deportation hanging over a household and what it's like when deportation finally visited her home and took her parents and brother away from her.
Within weeks, the Vatican said in a statement Thursday, bishops' conferences around the world will be receiving preparatory documents for the 2015 synod.
NCR reader Steve Janowski, who prides himself as being "a Jesuit educated Catholic," having read my recent post, "Death throes for democracy in America," asked me to share with our readers something pertinent St. Thomas More once wrote in Utopia:
This month, the Augustinians of the Assumption released a newsletter about their unique house of formation, where seminarians of their congregation live together in community with lay students at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
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NCR Today: Blase Cupich's concelebration choice is noteworthy -- he paid public respect to a mentor while perhaps describing the kind of bishop he would like to be.
The media are the frequent target for many bishops in the church. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan sarcastically reported to his fellow bishops last week that the recent synod on the family in Rome was actually fairly boring despite the media's preoccupation with conflict emanating from the synod. The media, in the eyes of many bishops and laypeople, are always the bad actor when it comes to coverage of the church.