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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Papal nuncio to US bishops: "Reflect prayerfully" on communion with pope's teachings

"Our communion with the Holy Father can be expressed in the concrete actions that we take to make his magisterium better known among our people," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to the U.S., said in his Nov. 11 address to the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

After Bransfield disinvitation, will other bishops follow suit?

Though most prelates who have resigned or been removed for sexual misconduct or cover-up no longer attend the biannual U.S. bishops' meeting, only one has been formally disinvited. And one convicted bishop continues to show up.

LA's Gomez could be a 'bridge' if elected bishops' conference president

If, as expected, the U.S. bishops elect Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez to head their national conference, he would be the first Latino and the first Opus Dei priest in the role.

Women of the Church takes stock of Catholic chaos, urges women's leadership

The second Women of the Church conference, attended by more than 150 women and men, offered hope and inspiration while also providing a space to mourn current and past exclusion of women.