Chicago -- In the first of three public ceremonies to mark his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich offered a mediation on leadership. NCR editor Dennis Coday is in Chicago and will be reporting from the installation ceremony today. You can read background on Cupich here.
Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, a Salvadoran military squad entered the campus, where they shot and killed six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter. NCR has several stories in remembrance of the event:
- SOA Watch marks 25th year of speaking out against 'School of Assassins'
- Mary Jo McConahay was one of the first reporters on the scene
- Murder of Salvadoran priests galvanized Jesuits in the U.S.
- Jesuit threatened for human rights work to speak at SOA watch vigil
Global Sisters Report has an interesting piece about two nuns of the Servants of the Holy Spirit, who moved to a remote area to live among the disadvantaged locals
Nigeria -- One of the country's most influential Muslim leaders has called on people to take up arms against the Boko Haram. The Islamist group has forced Christians to hide in ditches and woodlands to avoid patrols.
Opinion -- Pope Francis and the GOP's bad science
Allentown, Pa. -- Catholic Charities' wine and tapas event raises thousands of dollars
Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. -- Catholic church argues it doesn't have to show up in court due to religious freedom
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 a 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.