View Screen-Reader Accessible Site

Vatican II in the News


Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian, has died
http://ncronline.org/news/people/fr-richard-mcbrien-theologian-ha...
Published: January 25, 2015 2:58pm
NCR Staff 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.
[Read More »]

Nuncio Disses Pope
http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/nuncio-disses-pope
Published: January 25, 2015 12:30am
Michael Sean Winters Distinctly Catholic I was trolling the rightwing blogosphere - and I use that verb advisedly - and I came across this post at Rorate Caeli attacking Archbishop Blase Cupich. The article was bad enough,
[Read More »]

Follow me
http://ncronline.org/blogs/spiritual-reflections/follow-me
Published: January 24, 2015 12:00pm
Roger Karban Spiritual Reflections The book of Jonah is one of the Hebrew Scriptures' most significant writings. But since many of us don't recognize its literary genre, we miss the theology the author's trying to convey.
[Read More »]

Poet attuned to the daily miracles in life
http://ncronline.org/news/art-media/poet-attuned-daily-miracles-l...
Published: January 24, 2015 12:00pm
Julie Gunter Why does Richard Wakefield write poetry that's bound to structural parameters of form, rhyme and meter? "Constraint can often be an aid to creativity."
[Read More »]

What's God got to do with football devotion? Plenty
http://ncronline.org/news/art-media/whats-god-got-do-football-dev...
Published: January 24, 2015 12:00pm
Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service "One in four Americans believe ... that the hand of God will be seen before the final whistle blows in the Super Bowl."
[Read More »]

Spokane diocese and its former law firm settle malpractice lawsuit
http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/spokane-diocese-and-its-form...
Published: January 23, 2015 10:05pm
Tom Gallagher NCR Today Just a few weeks before starting the legal malpractice trial, the Spokane, Wash., diocese and the diocese's former legal counsel, the Spokane-based Paine Hamblen law firm, agreed to a settlemen
[Read More »]

Pope Francis urges new cardinals not to let nomination go to their heads
http://ncronline.org/blogs/francis-chronicles/pope-francis-urges-...
Published: January 23, 2015 10:03pm
Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles Vatican City Writing to the 20 new cardinals he will create in February, Pope Francis said they should graciously accept that their friends, fami
[Read More »]

Pope Francis says he wants all annulments to be free
http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/pope-francis-says-he-wants-all-...
Published: January 23, 2015 9:59pm
David Gibson Religion News Service Pope Francis on Friday warned the Vatican's top marriage judges that they should not "lock the salvation of persons within the straits of legalism" and indicated he wants the church to
[Read More »]

Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines spoke to Filipinos heart-to-heart
http://ncronline.org/news/global/pope-francis-visit-philippines-s...
Published: January 23, 2015 9:17pm
N.J. Viehland Francis in the Philippines Manila, Philippines Pope Francis deeply touched the many Filipinos who came in droves to see the pope who loves children and poor people and embraces the sick and suffering.
[Read More »]

The Catholic University of America accepts more money from Charles Koch Foundation
http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/catholic-university-america-...
Published: January 23, 2015 8:51pm
Vinnie Rotondaro NCR Today On Thursday, The Catholic University of America's School of Business announced it had accepted a $3 million grant to "bolster the school's goal of advancing the study and practice of principled e
[Read More »]