NCR 1996: Theologian Bernard Cooke reacts to the mass excommunication of Catholics in Lincoln, Nebr., by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz.
NCR 1995: Theologian Bernard Cooke examines the questions: What is the state of Catholic sacramental life and what is its future? Are we abandoning the emphasis on ritual that has been distinctive of the Catholic tradition?
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.
NCR 1992: Peter Hebblethwaite, NCR’s Vatican Affairs Writer, profiles Saginaw, Mich., Bishop Ken Untener,
Here's something from the NCR archives. The life of Jim Shannon, formerly an auxiliary bishop in St. Paul-Minneapolis, still carries message for us today. Click on the headline below to go to the full story, which is on a very old version of our website. The story appeared in the Sept. 19, 2003 print edition.