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."
Column: A recent event brought together Catholic educators with Catholic archivists to explore ways that archival material, especially digitized material, can be used in classrooms.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Kathy Schiro, director of Mercy Associates for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Community, explains how laypersons can be part of religious life.
Reader's Retrospective: All early NCR subscriber Fr. Stephen J. Umhoefer ever wanted to be is a parish priest.
Column: While my Netflix account is getting a workout, so are my spiritual muscles, since a number of my favorite British shows feature religious themes.
As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the focus of our Sunday readings turns to the end times and to what is expected of those who claim to be faithful disciples of the living God. As disciples, we are expected to know and live out the covenant relationship that God has initiated and that we have accepted.
NCR Today: National Catholic Reporter wrapped up its 50th anniversary year with a successful conference and has established the Tom Fox Fund for Independent Catholic Journalism to carry NCR's mission forward.