NCR Today: National Diaper Bank Awareness Week; Filipino bishops see value of social media; Bridgeport, Conn., bishop to deliver 'state of diocese address.'
An editing error led some readers of our editorial, Nienstedt should disclose findings of abuse investigation, to understand that the investigation into allegations of misconduct against Archbishop John Nienstedt by Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche is complete. This is not correct, and the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese has asked us to clarify that. Following is full text of a statement sent to us today from the archdiocese:
STATEMENT REGARDING INTERNAL INVESTIGATION
In July 2012, when Gerhard Müller was promoted from bishop of Regensburg, Germany, to archbishop and prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, L'Osservatore Romano interviewed him. Müller obviously knew that this was the curtain-raiser on his term at the congregation and that the interview would set a tone.
One of the hardest things about being a Christian is the realization that we're continually called to change and to be converted. Yes, God loves us as we are, but God also calls us to be something more. That makes this weekend's readings a bit harder to digest. On first glance, it seems as though God is more interested in us changing others than in our willingness to be changed ourselves. In Ezekiel, we hear that we have a duty to correct the "wicked" ones among us.
The IN Network: Before the tough conversations begin in Congress, Jesuit Fr. Patrick Conroy will pray on the House floor -- something very much needed, don't you think?
Q and A: Holy Cross Br. Dave Andrews "grew up rural," but that didn't stop him from making an impact on food and water policy worldwide.
NCR Today: Vermont Catholics seek family synod input; women's groups, Catholics fight fertility industry; Paul Ryan's faith; teens who flee the church.
This country has gone from only 13 percent favoring airstrikes in Syria in September 2013 to 60 percent currently in favor.
Kia Motor has announced the company would donate three Kia Soul cars to the Korean bishops' Preparatory Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit. These cars were used during Pope Francis’s visit to South Korea. The pontiff declined to use a larger sedan. According to published reports, the committee said that two of the cars will be sent to the Vatican, and one will remain in Korea to be put on display.
Here he goes again! Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has sounded off once more about the shortcomings of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.