Just got this note from Jim FitzGerald, executive director of the Catholic reform group Call to Action, and thought I should pass it on:
This is a perfect job for a seasoned journalist with strong editing and organization skills who wants to work with a great team.
NCR Today: Synod on family opens; Uganda prepares for papal visit; GSR series on contemplative life; Tulsa pilot flew Francis
NCR Today: Despite Pope Francis’ desire not to obsess over sexual issues, for many people in the church and the media that is what the family synod is all about.
On this day 50 years ago Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit and address the United Nations.
It was on Oct. 4, 1965, the pontiff said: “No more war, war never again.”
He called for everyone to become peacemakers. He called for our church to rediscover his nonviolent roots.
Peacemaking was not incidental to Paul VI’s talk that day; it was at its heart. The following is taken from that historic address.
NCR Today: Anti-death penalty activists in Oklahoma and Georgia welcomed Pope Francis’ direct intervention in executions in their states, though they have feelings of both sorrow and hope.
One of Dorothy Day’s favorite quotations was from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. It’s great food for meditation and timely, given Pope Francis’ reference to Dorothy Day to Congress. Love is paradox.
NCR Today: Francis doesn't support Kim; Preparing for synod on the family; Sisters minister in places far from the periphary.
NCR Today: Looking for articles and commentaries on this year's Synod of Bishops on the family, or interested in NCR's previous coverage? Here are some helpful links.
NCR Editorials. In three and half years, NCR has editorialized on gun violence and called for common-sense gun control five times. Here are those editorials.