NCR Today: Descendants of the 272 people sold by the Jesuits in 1838 were at the liturgy, which was followed by the dedication of newly renamed campus buildings.
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Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards that Pope Francis has demanded of clergy.
In the southern city of Naples, for example, a priest was recently suspended from the parish of Santa Maria degli Angeli over claims he held gay orgies and used internet sites to recruit potential partners whom he paid for sex.
Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.
Canada can expect to see more asylum seekers crossing its nearly 6,600-mile, mostly unguarded, border with the U.S. as enforcement toughens and executive orders restrain refugee arrivals.
NCR Today: Although Students for Justice in Palestine followed all the required procedures, Fordham has refused to recognize it. But its members have every right to organize for justice.
Take and Read: His 1972 book Method in Theology outlines an academic discipline that mediates between a religion and a culture, in ways both traditional and progressive.
NCR Book Club: John T. McGreevy writes about the path to settle the issues that isolated the Society of Jesus from large parts of the American public.
Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach obituary: Pope Francis praises Kolvenbach's "complete fidelity to Christ and his Gospel" and his "generous commitment to exercising his office with a spirit of service for the good of the church."
The Field Hospital: Fellow Tyler Wagner brings his passion for the environment to the program's inaugural year at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Ore.
The Field Hospital: A look at a Park Avenue parish; reaching out to domestic abuse victims; black Catholics back sainthood causes.