"Inaccurate and misleading reporting has impugned Archbishop Carlson’s good name and reputation," a statement from the archdiocese says.
NCR Today: Pope Francis back at work (condemns 'merchants of death); US bishops meeting today; Alternative Catholic churches bother Roman Catholic dioceses in Oregon and Arizona.
A year ago, I wrote an NCR Mission Management story about Msgr. Bob Meyer's legal aid clinic he started at his parish, Sts. Peter and Paul, in Hoboken, N.J., which is part of the Newark archdiocese. The Waterfront Project Inc. has been a big success in helping the poor.
Editor's note: Nicholas Collura is a new blogger for NCR Today. Read more about him.
I just finished reading the NCR report on the upcoming meeting of U.S. bishops in New Orleans, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday.
NCR Today: Catholic judge in Illinois presides over same-sex marriages; Syrian crisis splits activists, religious groups over aid; reports of possible mass graves in Ireland.
NCR Today: This week's USCCB meeting could be a turning point for the U.S. bishops, but will they sail with the Francis wind or will they buck the waves of change?
Many things mark the subtle shifts Pope Francis has brought to the culture of the church, including the weekend prayer meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Let me add one more: a singing nun.
Ann Manganaro was a Sister of Loretto who died 21 years ago. She and I were two of seven women who opened the St. Louis Catholic Worker back in 1977.
The BBC has a very inspiring story of a chain-smoking Franciscan priest from Malta, Fr. Alberto Gauci, whom everyone simply calls Padre Alberto. He is the brains behind the building of a 20,000-capacity sporting stadium in a town of Juticalpa, a dusty cattle-ranching town in the rural state of Olancho, Honduras.
If anyone needs an example of the type of priesthood Pope Francis is looking for, you don't have to look any farther than Father Alberto. God bless him and the Hondurans of Juticalpa.