Fall River, Mass. -- Local newspaper thanks retiring bishop for 11 years of service. Bishop George W. Coleman is "a shepherd who knows this city and region well. ... [He] has headed the diocese he previously served as a pastor, educator and vicar general.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo's new bishop named New guy tells Toledo Catholics to "Make Room For Daddy." He was eight years an auxiliary in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked in the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops for 15 years.
Sr. Nancy Sylvester's latest installment in her series Contemplation and changing consciousness Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.
El Cajon, Calif. -- More than $500,000 raised for Iraqi Christians
China tells the Pope: Don't 'interfere' in atheist country's religion
Loyola Marymount University, Santa Clara University weigh options after California reverses an earlier decision that would have allowed eliminating coverage of elective abortions in their employee insurance plans.
Worcester, Massachusetts — A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from the parish where he served as pastor.
Dublin, Ireland -- Ancient parishes 'will be wiped out' if current vocations decline continues “Wishful thinking and unwarranted optimism are contributing to a denial of the depth of the crisis.”
A couple days old, but still fresh:
Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:
Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.