The bishop of Trenton, N.J., wasted no time in finding a replacement for a parish whose pastor resigned amid a child endangerment scandal impacting multiple New Jersey dioceses.
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I am not one of those Catholics who was forced to memorize the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, but I know how to use Google. So I know that, in addition to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and visiting the sick, Christians are called to bury the dead. Which is why I'm saddened to see the news that cemeteries are refusing to bury the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The retirement of Fr. James Connell, a priest of the Milwaukee archdiocese has been in the pipeline since last fall, the priest told NCR Wednesday morning, hoping to quash rumors that he was being reprimanded for outspokenness in his defense of victims of clergy sex abuse.
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Mercedarian Missionaries Sister Filo Hirota called upon a group of global women religious leaders to further integrate peace and justice efforts into community life.
She spoke Sunday before a gathering of some 800 women at the triennial assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). Hirota has been a long time member of the UISG’s Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation board (JPIC).
Peace and justice work is not one of many things we do, but “it is a way to live the consecrated life,” she told the women.
Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a certified public accountant from Kansas and a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has the temerity to blame President Barack Obama for sequestration cuts to Head Start programs.
Everybody knows what Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz went through. The lordly office that polices doctrine pulled rank on him, lowering the boom on American sisters without telling him.
We've all been left out of the loop. The picnic plans got switched, unbeknownst to us, or the boss crossed us up by ignoring to mention that the plum job we'd expected was going to someone else. The varieties are endless.
Cardinal Braz de Aviz says the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith dumped the indictment on the sisters without informing him and he's now gone public about it.
I imagine most NCR readers are dismayed that Congress reinstated the hours of air traffic controllers facing furloughs while refusing to end housing voucher cuts and Head Start reductions. But if we want to roll up our sleeves and work to restore assistance to the poor, the best source I've found is the Coalition for Human Needs.
Commentary: Sisters grasp the extended hand by Thomas C. Fox
I read with fascination Joshua J. McElwee's story about Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, and his talk to the International Union of Superiors General in Rome. And in it, I saw some glimmers of hope.