James Dearie joined NCR as a Bertelsen editorial intern in September 2017 after his graduation from the University of Notre Dame. He was born in Alabama and grew up in the Midwest and eastern United States, most recently in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the past, he has worked on multiple local political campaigns and been Capitol Hill summer intern.
Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone has appointed retired Judge Michael Talbot to oversee the diocese's handling of sex abuse cases and has released the names of defrocked priests.
An effort by a Vermont bishop to promote greater care for the Earth and the teachings of Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," resulted in a diocesan-wide celebration of a Year of Creation in 2017.
College round-up: President of University of Dallas removed without reason; Ave Maria University alumnae protest commencement speaker Betsy DeVos; Seton Hill University to honor Sisters of Charity; Villanova basketball team meets with Pope Francis
Frank Bonnike, former president of the National Federation of Priest Councils and later founding member of CORPUS, a national association of resigned Roman Catholic priests, died April 5. He was 95 years old.
Campus Notebook: St. Thomas University CFO resigns; Sister Norma Pimental receives 2018 Laetare Medal
Campus Notebook: National Labor Relations Board rules against university; Gonzaga hosting 'Me Too' activist