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. 35, No. 25, April 23

Activists Share Strategies for Ending Death Penalty
Faith groups call for courage in pulpit, forgiveness With state-sponsored executions on the rise and controversy over the death penalty growing, some 300 religious activists gathered in Texas to discuss ways to turn their opposition to the death...
Aid Agencies on Kosovo Front Lines
As the magnitude of the Kosovar refugee crisis shocked the world and caught international aid agencies off-guard, Catholic relief organizations headed for the front lines. In a region where the Catholic church is a small minority, Catholic organizations...
Aid Workers Urge World to Help N. Korea
Widespread hunger underscores need for relief in state called `gangster' North Korea is not likely to win any popularity contests among the community of nations, but Catholic relief workers are involved in relentless efforts to convince the world...
Attacks in East Timor Continue as Violence Billows out of Control
At least 10,000 East Timorese have fled their villages, seeking refuge from violence by pro-Indonesian paramilitary groups, according to an April 9 statement by the Catholic development agency Caritas-East Timor. Many are staying in Catholic churches....
Chile Honors Memory of Cardinal Who Opposed Pinochet
Flags flew at half staff for five days here, and radio and television programming assumed muted tones. Tens of thousands of Chileans waved white handkerchiefs, flew balloons and carpeted avenues with flowers and confetti in an emotional farewell to...
Church Mired in Valley Conflict
The road north from Albuquerque up the spine of New Mexico winds through a landscape of contrasts. Lean, begrudging valleys give way to majestic mountains. Modest mobile homes coexist higgledy-piggledy with more palatial structures. All-terrain vehicles...
Clinton's Immorality Not Confined to Sex Life
In the late 1970s conservative evangelicals came out of a long period of withdrawal from American public life and began to organize politically. This re-politicization of conservative Christians caught many liberals by surprise. In the first half...
Critics Say Families Legal Rights Abused by Immigration Laws
`It's unconstitutional People are being denied due process and placed in double jeopardy for offenses they have already done restitution for The INS doesn't see the anguish these families are going through,' attorney charges. Louis Alvarado lies...
Fears about Nuclear Weapons Cloud U.S. Policy on N. Korea
Washington is having a hard time trying to decide what to do with North Korea. The trouble is, North Korea makes missiles that can fly at least as fax as Japan and may be developing nuclear weapons to attach to those missiles. It may also have chemical...
Nation
Bishops urge celebration of jubilee day for women A U.S. bishops' committee has asked dioceses and parishes across the nation to plan events to mark the international Jubilee Day for Women, scheduled for March 25, 2000. The bishops' Committee...
Old Catholics Seek Identity at the Margins
In the tumult of today's changing church, there may be a cloudy mirror here in which we can see part of ourselves. In the city of Orange in Southern California in a nondescript mall where commerce is king, a church is scarcely typical. The Church...
Things to Do, Places to Write
Christians and others have been scrambling for a way to stop the war and atrocities in Kosovo and Serbia; for a way to help those in terrible need; for understanding of what is going on and its awful implications. Sojourners has announced a resource...
Tucker's Death Affected Robertson Views
The execution of Karla Faye Tucker by the state of Texas last year brought protests from an unexpected corner: Christian conservatives, most notably Pat Robertson. Robertson and others, usually supporters of the death penalty, fought for Tucker's...
We Admire Rebels, but Our Saints Are Grandmas
Packing for the women's retreat was easy: a sweatshirt, a bottle of wine, Mint Milano cookies and 12 books on mystics. I even brought a Hildegarde of Bingen CD. Then, grudgingly, I tossed in the pages on Joan of Arc my husband had photocopied for me...
`Week in Review' Overhaul
While objectivity is an important journalistic value, an intelligent opinion can often do more to help us think through a problem than so-called objective chat. About six weeks ago, a relatively little known but much respected TV talk show with...
We've Got `Cafeteria Catholics' on the Right, Too
When first I was named a pastor, it became immediately clear to me that in addition to pastoral solicitude, I needed also to cultivate a certain prudence (I hesitate to quote Matthew 10:16: "See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves;...
World
Rwandan bishop arrested For alleged genocide Bishop Augustin Misago was arrested April 14 for his alleged participation in the country's 1994 genocide of more than 500,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Rwandan Justice Minister Jean de Dieu...