WHILE WE'RE AT IT
- Pope sends kudos to Bruskewitz. Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter;09/20/96, Vol. 32 Issue 40, p6
Reports that Pope John Paul II praised Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska for introducing a synodal legislation, excommunicating Catholics in the diocese who were members of certain organizations.
- Excommunication degree sows confusion. // National Catholic Reporter;10/24/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 27, p38
The article focuses on a warning of excommunication issued by Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska on March 19, 1996 to the Catholic members of the 12 organizations related to their Catholic faith.
- The shock fades in Lincoln. // National Catholic Reporter;6/16/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 32, p24
The author reflects on the demonstration calling for more openness and inclusiveness in the Roman Catholic Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. The demonstration was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the 1996 wholesale excommunication of Catholics who belonged to several organizations. The author...
- A Letter to the American Catholic Bishops. Sweetser, Thomas P. // America;7/2-7/9,2001, Vol. 185 Issue 1, p18
Presents a letter from parish priests addressed to the American Catholic Bishops. Average work hours of pastoring for a given week; Frequent complaints of pastoral leaders; Proposals for a balanced workload and a balanced lifestyle for pastors.
- Playing the papal name game. Nau, Tim // National Catholic Reporter;4/22/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 25, p17
This article focuses on the trend amongst newly elected popes to select a name to honor a previous pope, often the one who has just died. In the 16th century, when a pope came from a religious order, he often used the name of a pope who had also been in the order. Although just two popes since...
- Closing parish doors. POPE, CHARLES // Our Sunday Visitor;8/25/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 17, p15
The article presents questions and answers related to the Catholic Church, including the right of a bishop to close his parish and whether there is a need for priests to wash their hands at offertory in daily Mass.
- Bishops to Develop Guidelines on Relations With Politicians. // America;11/24/2003, Vol. 189 Issue 17, p5
Focuses on a set of guidelines being developed by U.S. bishops on handling relationships with Catholics whose actions in public life are not in accord with church teaching. Goal for the guidelines, according to Bishop John H. Ricard; Pastoral challenge facing the bishops, according to Ricard;...
- Scarlet fever update. Gilmour, Peter // U.S. Catholic;Jun2002, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p6
Reports that priests who desperately wanted to become bishops were often characterized as having "scarlet fever." Common characteristics of those wishing to become a bishop; Treatment of bishops a long time ago; Speculation on whether current events in the Catholic church and the media have...
- Literature. WILTBYE, JOHN // America;5/13/1922, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p88
The article talks about an Irish author's attack on the Catholic Church in 1922. It is indicated that the author wrote a book that alleged Catholic priests are engaging in sexual activities with nuns in convents. The book was written in the likes of the Maria Monk book that was written years ago...