Fr. Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, describes how Ireland's elderly diocesan priests are living increasingly isolated, lonely lives.
Irish priests: There is increasing pressure for the priests to continue working beyond the normal retirement age of 75 because there are not enough ordained clerics coming through the seminaries to replace them.
Camosy's Column: Sr. Simone Campbell believes that, unlike her political opponents who don't care about protecting and supporting people after birth, she has "a consistent ethic of life."
NCR Today: Censured Passionist Fr. Brian D'Arcy suggested that women who endured clergy sex abuse could have been saved if the abuse had been reported earlier.
A Roman Observer – A talk by Pope Francis and news of seminarians moving into new digs raises questions about priestly formation.
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly criticized the absence of Irish bishops at the funeral mass of Marist Fr. Sean Fagan, who was censured by the Vatican in 2008.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks.
Redemptorist Fr. Gerry Moloney told NCR "something is rotten in the state of the CDF, and while the current people and processes remain in place, nothing will change."
NCR Today: Death penalty in California; Guam archbishop put on leave; Seattle archbishop asked to disclose abuse claim files; Vietnam sisters facilitate food trading program
Eco Catholic: The Nigerian campaigner for the Ogoni people formed an unlikely friendship with Irish missionary Sr. Majella McCarron.