For NCR readers, the phrase "the people of God" probably describes best what Vatican II gave birth to and what still gives meaning to us today.
Oct 12-25, 2012
Mary Fishman has spent the last eight years working on the documentary film "Band of Sisters" about American women religious after the Second Vatican Council -- a project that eventually inspired her to become an associate member of the Sisters of Mercy. But did she ever consider becoming a nun?
"Not at all," the Chicago-based producer and director said with a bit of a nervous laugh. "It wouldn't have worked, because I don't get up early enough."
The public has been treated to over-the-top political assertions from bishops repeatedly in recent years. Catholics have become numb to culture-warrior bishops.
The Catholic church reform group Call To Action will hold its annual conference Nov. 9-11 in Louisville, Ky., veering from its usual host city of Milwaukee. The shift in venue is part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression principles, said Call To Action communications and programs director Nicole Sotelo.
To reach out to new people in different parts of the country, future national conferences of the Chicago-based organization will alternate between various locations and Milwaukee, where it has been for the last 10 years, Sotelo said.
Sr. Simone Campbell has emerged as the nation’s most visible Catholic sister, in the process giving a face to a generation of motivated women religious.
Soul Seeing: Michael Leach sits down with his old friend Bishop Morrie to talk Election 2012.
A Catholic development aid organization had to put on hold its fall education campaign after bishops criticized the campaign as too political.
In January 2007, Catholic Charities USA launched a campaign to cut U.S. poverty in half by 2020, but the Great Recession threw up a roadblock.
With elections weeks away, several bishops have become unabashedly vocal in highlighting the issues they think should determine Catholics' votes.
While candidates hit the road, political groups and committees, including CatholicVote.org, will ramp up the fight to push their politicians into office.