Retired Bishop James Moynihan, who served as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse from 1995 to 2009, died March 6. He was 84.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
"What is needed is a change of attitude to overcome indifference and to counter fears with a generous approach of welcoming those who knock at our doors," Francis said Feb. 21.
For a packed crowd in a packed Catholic high school gymnasium in Lenexa, Kan., on a Friday evening, Cardinal Raymond Burke's speech was filled with red meat, a reassuring message.
Vatican reform: The city-state began prosecuting people accused of financial crimes for the first time in 2016, René Brülhart revealed to NCR in an interview.
Distinctly Catholic: Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis: Why were Paul VI's accomplishments so easily ignored?
Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
NCR Today: In an era when seminarians are being encouraged to live more healthy emotional lives, they should not be forced to lie about who they are.
Vatican City: The updated 1985 guidelines insist that candidates for the priesthood learn how to be "shepherds 'with the smell of the sheep,' " and also highlights lessons learned from the sexual abuse scandal.
NCR Today: Several thoughts occur to me as I get around to thinking about the challenge four cardinals have posed to Pope Francis' teaching in Amoris Laetitia.