Three sisters' communities have so far been subpeonaed by the Vatican for questioning after a supposedly amicable treaty ended the barbed investigation of U.S. religious orders. It seems to show that for Rome at least, the prosecution had not actually rested its case. Who knows how many more communities might be subjected to more grilling for allegedly violating hierarchical "standards." In time honored fashion, the suspects are expected to show obeisance by trekking to the seat of their inquisitors.
NCR Today: The present moment is what I have and it is filled with joy if only I pay attention.
NCR Today: Motivation behind Brexit's successful vote mirrors our own country's reluctance to welcome the other, but doing so is a core Christian value.
NCR Today: Brexit: a new day in Europe; Immigration reform advocates re-group; Presidential choices: VPs and finances; The Vatican and the sisters; Refugee awareness.
NCR Today: For each of the last four years, St. Mary's Parish has hosted a party for an exclusive part of its downtown parish -- its nonagenarians.
The Field Hospital: Party in Boise for parishioners who reach 90s; a poignant pairing of marriages; emoji Bible; ministry to parents who lose babies; Association of U.S. Catholic priests meet next week.
NCR Today: Pope Francis heads to Armenia this weekend; Chilean ex-soldier stands trial for death of singer Victor Jara; Britain votes today over leaving EU
The Field Hospital: Catholic Leadership Institute runs training programs for clergy and parish staff, developing business-oriented leadership skills reshaped for parish life.
NCR Today: Leaders are finalizing measures to facilitate cooperation between their churches among diaspora and expatriate communities, after long disputes over territorial rivalry and jurisdictional competition.
NCR Today: The horrific mass shooting in Orlando connects with just about every issue that is front and center in our country today.