FERGUSON, Mo. -- Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision
'You shot my heart': Priest pens emotional letter to Newark mother's killer
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Several Twin Cities Catholic priests have taken the unusual step of hiring their own attorney to address potential liability from clergy abuse lawsuits and have invited all 200-some parishes in the archdiocese to consider doing the same.
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Archdiocese sees $9M deficit for FY 2014; bankruptcy still option
The Holy Father has named an Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Donald J. Hying as the new Bishop of Gary, USA. He succeeds Bishop Dale J. Melczek, whose resignation Pope Francis accepted upon having the age limit.
Francis insists on simpler liturgies; reforms the reforms of the reform. Reformed canonization rite returns
From The Boston Globe: (May require registration or subscription) Top Vatican prosecutor failed to report abuser
From the Associated Press: Priest picked by Pope Francis as sex crimes prosecutor failed to report abuse complaints: report
Five myths about Pope Francis Captialism, "fixing" the church; on peace; on women and on divorce.
Reconciliation is complex in northern Uganda, where children were both victims and perpetrators of a decades-long civil war. African tradition blends with religion to illuminate path to forgiveness by Melanie Lidman Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.
Platteville, Wis. -- Bishop Robert Morlino halts speech, changes venue after tangle with reporter
Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, remains in stable condition nearly two weeks after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage.
Chicago -- Archbishop Cupich apologizes to West Side church for sex abuse His first of three pastoral visits to ethnic parishes
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.