I got Shelly Tochluk's Witnessing Whiteness out of the library and ordered a copy from my local bookstore because I want to mark it up as I read.
The wake and visitation for Fr. Richard McBrien, who died early Sunday, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Church of St. Helena at 30 Echo Lane in West Hartford, Conn.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the same church.
The people of Greece have rejected the politics of austerity.
Over the weekend, the left-wing Syriza party took 36 percent of vote in national elections, beating the current governing center-right New Democracy party by 9 points. The win breaks the stranglehold of austerity on both Greek and European politics.
NCR Today: First female Church of England bishop; altar girls banned in San Francisco parish; Pittsburgh diocese raises $230 million.
Just a few weeks before starting the legal malpractice trial, the Spokane, Wash., diocese and the diocese's former legal counsel, the Spokane-based Paine Hamblen law firm, agreed to a settlement, according to a joint press release published Friday. The lawsuit brought by the diocese stems from the diocese's 2007 bankruptcy because of priest sexual abuse claims.
The diocese released a brief statement:
On Thursday, The Catholic University of America's School of Business announced it had accepted a $3 million grant to "bolster the school's goal of advancing the study and practice of principled entrepreneurship."
The Charles Koch Foundation is funding $1.75 million of the grant.
Global Sisters Report: As 21 sisters under the age of 40 gathered for the annual Giving Voice 20s/30s retreat, I wished I could bottle up the moment.
This week, our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Coupled with the president's State of the Union address, this week provides ample opportunity to reflect on our struggle for civil rights, social justice and equality under the law in the United States of America.
I interview a lot of people -- wonderful people -- for "Interfaith Voices." Many are outstanding scholars and people of deep faith. But sometimes, someone really stands out. That was the way it was with Marcus Borg. Memories of my interviews with him came rushing back when I got the news that he had passed away on Wednesday.
NCR Today: Voices of Ugandan sisters; fake mummies in Vatican museum; N.J. priest suing former colleague; Chinese province campaigns against superstition;