Heidi Schlumpf is NCR's national correspondent, based in Chicago. She has three decades of experience covering religion, spirituality, social justice and women's issues, and is the author/editor of three books, including Elizabeth A. Johnson: Questing for God (Liturgical Press, 2016). Schlumpf is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a master’s degree in theological studies from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. She and her husband are members of St. Gertrude Parish in Chicago.
Morning Briefing (politics edition): The student walkout and other anti-gun activism, and a prolife Democrat wins (maybe)
South Bend, Indiana -- Presenters at the "Cultures of Formation" conference called for the church to be countercultural in response to contemporary attitudes toward technology, sexuality and what one speaker called the "uncritical valorization of diversity."
Morning Briefing: St. Romero, the pope's popularity and a pre-synod gathering on youth and young adults
The voices of student survivors of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, "are a wake-up call that should have been heard years ago," Chicago archbishop says at Illinois state capital as he calls for action on gun legislation