National Catholic Reporter

The National Catholic Reporter is a Catholic newsweekly. It was founded in 1964 and is published 44 times a year by National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company Inc.Subjects include religion. The editor is Thomas Roberts.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 18, March 6

Bookshelf
Let's begin with a trio, three books that are sure to be welcome by those who seek to improve their prayer life: The Doubleday Prayer Collection: Over 1300 Prayers for All Occasions, selected and arranged by Mary Batchelor (Doubleday, 181 pages,...
Diocesan Papers Need Pastoral Integrity
A reporter from NCR called recently. Would I comment on the decision of Syracuse, N.Y., Bishop James M. Moynihan to drop Fr. Richard McBrien's column from The Catholic Sun? (NCR, Feb. 13). The reporter raised the topic of journalistic integrity...
Educators Wrestling with the Right Issues
I turned 21 in 1965 as the Second Vatican Council was closing. Like others of my generation, my life has straddled the old and new, the pre- and post-conciliar church. A third of a century later, an entire generation of adult Catholics, those 45 and...
Flawed, Cracked Vessels in Search of a Glaze
I've always loved pottery. The variety of shapes, sizes and glazes that can be used, and the fact that such beautiful objects can be made from what is basically mud intrigues me. I've taken pottery classes from two teachers, and the difference in...
New Frontiers Loom in Catholic Identity Debate
Whatever the source of the phrase "Better to ask forgiveness than to seek permission," its Jesuitical effectiveness is clear in St. Louis, where Jesuit Fr. Lawrence Biondi won out over powerful opponents of his plan to sell St. Louis University Hospital...
Progressive Bishops' L.A. Talks Echo Mahony's Pastoral Vision
LOS ANGELES -- Archbishop Rembert Weakland received a standing ovation and affirming whistles after exhorting listeners to take an expansive view of their place amid "all the people of God dancing on pilgrimage." This ovation came during his keynote...
Search for a New Home Creates Clash of Ideals
I've seen this commercial on television recently for a local realty company. In it, a smiling family is pictured sitting on their front steps: a mom, dad and three kids looking, well, a lot like us. The suave voice-over says I, too, can find the house...
Seeking Accord for War Is New Twist in World Affairs
WASHINGTON -- The way the U.N. dispute with Iraq over weapons inspections has played out illustrates a dramatic change in international conflict resolution, according to speakers at a social ministry conference. The fact that the United States...
Students Strive at College on Reservation: Indian Women, Nun Pioneered a Model to Keep Hope Alive
TOPPENISH, Wash. -- From Portland, the approach to Heritage College is through the Columbia River Gorge. The highway runs along the river, passing by giant waterfalls and through the Dalles, named for the once-dangerous rapids here, at the eastern...
Syracuse Bishop, Priests Air Difference
Fr. James Lang was sitting in Bishop James Moynihan's office in Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 4 when the bishop received a letter from 54 disgruntled priests expressing disappointment with his leadership and stressing that Moynihan's "unwillingness to listen...
Vatican OKs Hospital Sale Obver Rigali Objections
With an unsolicited go-ahead from the Vatican, St. Louis University completed Feb. 24 the controversial sale of its teaching hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corp., a private, for-profit hospital chain. Ending a five-month standoff between St. Louis...
Women Strongest Advocates of Own Ordination
Pressure by women seeking ordination has proved a key factor in persuading many Christian denominations to drop their traditional ban on female clergy during the past 30 years, according to a recent sociological study. Agitation, including group...