NCR Today: Ongoing coverage of Paris attacks; US bishops to meet in Baltimore this week; Catholics push environmental responsibility.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Australian Cardinal George Pell, Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, and Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle are among the 15 prelates who will be planning and organizing the next global meeting of Catholic bishops.
The four bishops will be part of a group preparing the next Synod of Bishops, following conclusion of the closely watched three-week Synod held at the Vatican last month on issues of family life.
From Catholic News Service:
A translation of a statement issued by the director of the Holy See press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, shortly after the terror attacks in Paris Nov. 13.
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NCR Today: Aussie bishops charged with discrimination for traditional marriage letter; Richmond, Va., diocese sued for firing gay administrator; Guatamala sisters serve amid political, societal chaos.
Reader's Retrospective: June Verbillion first discovered NCR "in the back of the church" at St. Catherine of Siena in Oak Park, Ill.
A Cincinnati nun who was recently excommunicated after her April ordination as a woman priest will celebrate her first public liturgy Friday at Atria Northgate in Cincinnati.
Thirty years ago, Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen was figuratively clapped in irons and thrown into the dungeon by now pope emeritus Josef Ratzinger, with the explicit approval of John Paul II. Not for committing crimes of theft or child abuse, which went unpunished then and mostly now, but for demonstrating values and practices that Pope Francis appears to approve in whole or in part.
Reader's Retrospective: Tom Jordan has directed fundraising efforts for countless institutions, but it's the personal relationships he's made, rather than the money he's helped to raise, that he appreciates most.