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.

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Survey finds tension between professional and 'missionary' campus ministers

A national survey has identified two major challenges facing campus ministers: a desire to help young Catholics transition from college to parish life, and the need for better collaboration.

New Matthew Kelly program sees parishes as fertile market for consulting

Dynamic Catholic is now focused on what is billed as "the largest parish renewal initiative the church has ever seen." Dynamic Catholic's consulting comes at a low price, which it can afford because of donations.

Can Catholics and evangelicals sway politics as the 'religious left'?

At a three-day summit in Iowa, religious progressives talked solidarity in the effort to tilt the political conversation toward the common good and defeat Donald Trump at the polls in November.

Matthew Kelly's companies do business with the nonprofit he founded

It is the relationship between some of Matthew Kelly's privately held for-profit companies and the Catholic nonprofit he founded that could be problematic.