Appreciation: Gene Kennedy was direct, honest. The world of the clergy is sick, and the church would never heal from the abuse crisis until the entire culture was cleansed.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy
Appreciation: In his vision, the Divine imbued all matter, and the sacraments were aids to open our eyes to the richness of God's all-embracing love.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy was comfortable both inside powerful church circles and on the outside. He died Wednesday.
Fr. Richard McBrien, a scholar of distinction as well as a popular interpreter of the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78.
Today, NCRonline.org launched a new tagging feature to help organize stories, blogs and columns and to help readers find more to read on a topic of their interest.
What does that mean? Well, scroll down to the bottom of any story, column or blog on our website. (Yes, even this one.) See those little blue words at the end of the piece? Those are the tags, or subjects, people or places mentioned in what you were just reading. Click on any of those words and you will be taken to a new page with a list of stories, blogs and columns that have that same tagged item.