NCR 1995: Theologian Bernard Cooke suggests that carefully considered change in Christianity's concept of the papacy holds the power to bring the church and humankind closer to realizing the reign of God.
NCR 1995: Theologian Bernard Cooke considers the person and message of Jesus, and his attitude toward power, and discusses the historical role of bishops in relation to the pope.
NCR 1995: Theologian Bernard Cooke explains the need to ask basic questions about the nature and role of the papacy, based on growing knowledge of the historical Jesus.
Bernard Cooke, a pioneer in shaping Catholic theological education in U.S. colleges and universities for more than 50 years, died May 31, at the Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He was 91.
In 1963, Cooke started a doctorate program in theology for lay students at Marquette University in Milwaukee, the first of its kind in the nation.
NCR is working an extended appreciation of Cooke, but I thought that readers might want to know that Cooke’s wake is tonight and the funeral Mass tomorrow:
Members of Regnum Christi, the lay movement associated with the Legionaries of Christ, said they feel they are part of a transformation.
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests will talk about the selection process of bishops and the ordination of women and married men at their second annual assembly.
Approximately 300 members of the College Theology Society gathered over the weekend for an annual conference that sent a signal to the bishops: We'll try it your way.
When teaching college students the high concepts of Catholicism, the church's academics must also convey the faith as an act of personal transformation, a theologian told his peers Thursday.
NCR Q&A: The USCCB's new doctrinal chief says his job will be to help bishops preserve the faith that we've received.
Jesuit Fr. Peter Ryan, who will replace Capuchin Fr. Thomas Weinandy, is known for conventional views on marriage and sexuality.