Sacred Heart Sr. Philomene Tiernan, who was on her way home from a European sabbatical, "was a beloved, wise and compassionate person loved by all."
The document from the International Theological Commission, " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church," takes a long overdue look at what this sense of the faith is for the individual and for the larger church. Some of the insights of the nine theologian writers are most encouraging for progressive Catholics; others, not so much.
NCR Today: Harley-riding bishop hits the road; more dioceses welcome migrant children; summer book recommendations; Nashville's Catholic charismatics.
Q and A: The subject of tipped workers has received little attention in the minimum wage debate. The Economic Policy Institute's David Cooper makes a case for a raise.
NCR Today: Death penalty debate; Mexican bishop calls homophobes 'sick'; a map of child migrants; Ted Cruz defends Catholic church (thanks, Ted); nuns attacked in Bangladesh.
"For the random few for whom execution does become a reality, they will have languished for so long on Death Row that their execution will serve no retributive or deterrent purpose."
I'm in Washington, D.C., on a lobbying trip with the Loretto Community, planned six months ago. We identified seven issues, invited members to come along, wrote fact sheets and prayers, and, eight weeks ago, began praying and writing to Congress, one issue a week. We set the date as best we could, looking at our community calendar and our own lives. But privately, we all thought Congress might even have gone home. Surely we would slog away in July heat, saying the same-old, same-old to bored staff.
Who says the ecumenical movement is dead?
The Mormons have signaled an important breakthrough by tossing Kate Kelly out of the church and thereby showing their solidarity with the Vatican. The Catholic church has punished people like Roy Bourgeois for the same thing.
Yes, they have bonded over their shared abhorrence of speaking in favor of ordaining women.
Edinburgh, Scotland -- Cardinal Keith O’Brien, forced from office by sex scandal in 2013, now livining in £209k home owned by church(That's $282,000 U.S. dollars)
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Former chancellor says: Twin Cities archdiocese 'far, far from best practice' on abuse
The legal analysts assure us that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby does not impose any burden on employees who want access to contraceptive coverage. This was reinforced, they say, with the Wheaton College v. Burwell case three days later. Employees, the analysts say, will get their contraceptives from the insurance company. The employees won’t even notice any change.