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. 30, No. 41, September 23

Bishop Opposes Premier on School Plan
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland -- Archbishop James MacDonald has given notice to the provincial government that the Catholic church is going to challenge the constitutionality of a plan aimed at abolishing all denominational schools in Newfoundland -- a...
Clear and Present Danger
If you were away this summer, as I was, and couldn't get to the movies, there's not much to catch up with. "The Lion King" has superior Disney animation, the appeal of a growing-up story, weak comedy, excessive cuteness and some superior celebrity...
Eat Drink Man Woman
"Eat Drink Man Woman" offers itself as comedy and pleases by its unpretentious humanity. Directed by Taiwanese director Ang Lee, it centers on the problems of a Taipei widower with three good-looking daughters whom he can no longer control and does...
El Salvador Revisited: A Look a Declassified State Department Documents - Some of What U.S. Government Knew - and When It Knew It
For several weeks earlier this year, NCR editor-at-large Arthur Jones looked through the 12,000 El Salvador cables, dating from 1980 through 1991, released by the U.S. State Department on orders from the Clinton administration. A selection of cables...
Geno Baroni Fought for Ethnic Neighborhoods
WASHINGTON -- Ten years after his death, admirers of Msgr. Geno Baroni haven't forgotten that he wanted to save the world. But what they really remember is how he did save a corner of it -- one neighborhood at a time. On Sept. 9, Baroni's Capitol...
Hemisphere's Bishops Oppose Force in Haiti
WASHINGTON -- The use of military force to restore democracy in Haiti is not morally justified at this time, said the heads of bishops' conferences in the United States, Canada and Latin America. In a joint statement, the bishops also rejected the...
John Paul's Uphill Pilgrimage to Zagreb: Visit Takes on Grim Meaning after Trip to Sarajevo Postponed
The most moving moment during Mass at the Zagreb racecourse Sept. 11 came when Pope John Paul paused in his.exhortations to the congregation of more than half a million and simply prayed. He prayed the Our Father, the central Christian prayer, but...
Labor Encyclicals Should Apply to Church Workers
For more than a century, popes have preached to the world the wisdom of collective bargaining. But for decades, those ringing affirmations of the right of workers to organize have been muffled in U.S. chancery offices. The latest example of church...
Natural Born Killers
"Natural Born Killers" got the most advance publicity of any September release and its first weekend receipts apparently topped all other movies. Don't let curiosity lead you astray: This one is worth going out of your way to avoid. Director Oliver...
Ruiz Risks Higher Ire by Opting for the Poor
When the New Year's Day revolt of the Zapatistas vaulted Chiapas -- Mexico's most southerly state -- into the headlines, the Mexican government, the army and the Chiapan power brokers instantly picked on Samuel Ruiz Garcia, bishop of San Cristobal...
Sociologist Leaves Gift for the Forgotten
When it became certain a few years ago that homeless people -- discovered as a political issue in the mid-1970s -- were not going to vanish and were, in fact, increasing even as more soup kitchens and shelters were opening, public sentiment began turning...
Teachers, Bishop at Odds over Proposed Union
While serving as the ranking American on the Vatican's delegation to the population summit in Cairo, Egypt, Bishop James T. McHugh of Camden, N.J., had to contend with a more parochial matter -- and uprising by Catholic school teachers in his own diocese....
Vatican Approach Ends in Missed Opportunity
The Cairo, Egypt, conference was another milestone in the struggle of women to shift millennia-old patterns of behavior and become equal partners in emerging relationships. More than any previous U.N. gathering, women shaped this population and...
Vatican OKs Most of U.N. Document after Cairo Tactics Stir Bitterness
CAIRO, Egypt -- The grueling nine-day U.N. population conference ended here last week on an upbeat note as the Vatican, surprising many, announced it would endorse all but the two most contentious chapters of the 16-chapter document. Archbishop...