I was not surprised when the Philadelphia archdiocese ejected New Ways Ministry and its September workshop on transgender Catholics from St. John the Evangelist Parish.
NCR Today: Fourteen families from our Equally Blessed coalition have much to bring to the table of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
If you’re one of the nearly 1.5 million visitors expected in Philadelphia for the papal Mass Sept. 27 you may wonder about transportation during the event. Here are some answers.
NCR Today: Americans favor Francis more than the church; former colonel faces extradition for Jesuit slayings; play explores war ambiguities via 1994 Rwandan genocide.
NCR readers in Philadelphia are invited to gather for "NCR on Tap – Philly." Thursday, Aug. 27, at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, (1310 Drury Street) 6:30-8:30 p.m. An evening of conversation and socializing.
NCR Today: Bishop Robinson testifies before Aussie abuse commission; Springfield, Ill., diocese issues family school policy; Iran and the 'Francis factor.'
I spent two weeks in the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé this month alongside thousands of other pilgrims. Taizé recently celebrated three anniversaries.
In the same week that Pope Francis spoke publicly about offering a new welcome back to the Church for remarried Catholics and their children, a bishop in North Dakota was offering a message of a different kind. Bishop David Kagan issued a public letter stating, "Effective immediately, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Bismarck and each and every one of its parishes, schools and other institutions is formally disaffiliated with and from the Bo
NCR Today: Jimmy Carter's cancer; Aussie Bishop Robinson to address abuse tribunal; Beware of online ads (but not NCR's online ads); Papal trip preparations
It was funny at first. As the Republican Party primary bus began to take on passengers, the sheer number who would be trying to separate themselves from the rest assured a certain level of entertainment, if not particularly distinguishing political insight. When U.S. capitalism's narcissist-in-chief, Donald Trump, climbed aboard (okay, he insisted on his own helicopter), the whole group took on the patina of a reality show cast of characters. But they soon found themselves sucked into the Donald's vortex.