Faith and Justice: A draft of the bishops' conference's strategic priorities for 2017-2020 was approved, but some questioned whether those priorities are consistent with those of Francis.
"The end is near!"
One of my favorite cartoons about the end of the world shows the bearded ascetic with his warning sign, which says something like: "The end is not coming. You have to learn to cope with it along with the rest of us!"
Though numbering near 2.5 million, homeless youth in the U.S. seep through the cracks -- undetected, unaccounted for, and also increasingly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
NCR Today: We’re looking for model adult volunteers who teach in parish religion education programs. Nominate your pick for the best CCD teacher today.
Reader's Retrospective: June Verbillion first discovered NCR "in the back of the church" at St. Catherine of Siena in Oak Park, Ill.
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.
Reader's Retrospective: College roommates Joan Nugent and Margaret Fogarty graduated together but chose different paths: Margaret entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet while Joan married and had children.
U.S. CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS AND IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION: WILL THE CHURCH RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?
By Donald Kerwin, with Breana George
Published by Lateran University Press, $16.95
A "seismic shift in demographics" in both society and the U.S. Catholic Church in the coming decades will create a church that is far less white, Fr. Bryan Massingale told a New Orleans audience Friday.
The church will be unprepared to deal with that reality, he continued, unless it addresses "the ongoing struggle for racial equality."
Massingale made the comments in an address to priests, seminarians and other officials of the New Orleans Archdiocese.
Reader's Retrospective: After leaving the priesthood to marry, Michael Leach entered "the vineyard of religious publishing," where he has "been able to explore interesting ideas about life with creative people."