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Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian and church expert, dies at 78 | National Catholic Reporter

Fr. Richard McBrien, who as a scholar brought distinction to a university theology department and who as an author and often-interviewed popular expert explained the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. 313 more words

Pope Francis, Comic Strip Hero!

For sometime now, whenever I needed a little chuckle, I gone over to the National Catholic Reporter website.  Yes, I go to NCR for some laughs.  81 more words

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CATHOLIC HERALD:  January 9 2015      Home News  p.8 Revered ex-Catholic Herald editor is mourned

Herald editor who reported on Vatican II dies aged 94… 182 more words

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STATE OF THE IRISH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Arthur Jones is a former Editor of the US publication, National Catholic Reporter. He has just published a history of the paper, marking its fiftieth anniversary. 1,381 more words

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My father Des Fisher was Editor of the Catholic Herald when Arthur Jones worked there. Their paths crossed again when Dad was guest Editor of the National Catholic Reporter in Kansas City MO in 1980. 1,135 more words

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SoCS: The T is silent

I wasn’t sure what I would write about using the prompt of including the letter T until I read this:  http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/2014s-runner-person-year about how Stephen Colbert was the runner-up to Pope Francis to be National Catholic Reporter’s Person of the Year. 208 more words

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