Publication: National Catholic Reporter

First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

A farewell to 103-year-old jazzman Lionel Ferbos

Lionel Ferbos performed the trumpet-style of New Orleans jazz that he learned as a young man until just a few months before his death July 19 at the age of 103.For an artist who rarely left his native city before his 60s, Ferbos grew slowly into the persona ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: Music therapists master instruments of healing for diverse clients

When people ask Dr. Tracy Richardson about taking the music therapy elective at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, she responds with a question: "Which one of the 15 to 20 classes would you like to take?"Music therapy, a growing treatment option for a wide ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: Sister answers prisoners' calls for bail with $15,000 and a discerning eye

The calls to the convent come at all hours from relatives and loved ones of those in jail. But everyone knows not to take a message.No, the calls of the desperate are transferred directly to Holy Cross Sr. Sue Kintzele's room, where they can leave a message ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
Entities: Bail, Jail, Relativity
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Read more about NCR readers in Joliet, Ill.: Save this date

will speak Sept. 18 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill."Women Deacons: A Promise of Vatican II" will be 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in San Damiano Hall, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Presented by Catholic scholar Zagano, senior research associate-in-residence ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: Sit here awhile and rest

The water roars out of the tap and makes a beat in double-time on the bottom of the plastic tub. I test the temperature and twist alternately the hot and the cold to correct it, then to correct it again.This is not a meal-serving day at the Los Angeles ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Looking back at the 1980 synod on the family

The first synod I covered as a journalist was the 1980 Synod of Bishops on the family, which proved to be a month of fun and frustration.It was fun because it took place in October, the best month for visiting Rome. It was also the pre-Internet world, ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

New lawsuit in New Ulm seeks full disclosure in Minnesota

A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to compel the bishop of New Ulm, Minn., to become the latest and final diocese in the state to disclose its list of known priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children.The lawsuit is brought by two plaintiff, Doe ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Missouri lawmaker, wife ask court for contraception insurance exclusion

A family should have the same right as a small business to opt out of birth control coverage in its health care plan, the lawyer for a Missouri legislator argued Monday before a federal appeals court.Rep. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, and his wife, Teresa, ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: New Nuns on the Bus tour to tackle political 'dark money'

This time, it's the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers.That's one way to look at the upcoming tour, which hits the road Sept. 17 for the third time in three years, a monthlong trip through 10 key U.S. Senate battleground states to campaign against ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Reflecting the divine in the treatment of the planet

Over Easter weekend in 1992, a group of us drove down the California coast from Oakland to Carmel.One Saturday afternoon, we discovered a beach path leading to a small grove of trees. It was a lovely, enchanting place. One of the trees had branches low ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: Anointing of the sick fosters awareness of the ill in our midst

Most people associate the sacrament of anointing of the sick with a priest visiting a dying person in a hospital bed.But the sacrament goes beyond this typical concept. According to the Catholic church's 1983 instruction on the sacrament, the optimal ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Preview: National directory of sisters creates purpose, pride in Nigeria

The National Directory of the Nigeria Conference of Women Religious is not a flashy book. Tan cover, very few pictures, 144 pages. The pages are filled with the names of the more than 6,000 sisters who make up 52 recognized congregations in Nigeria, which ... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 08 2014]

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...artisans in New Orleans, and by the mid-19th century they dominated vital urban trades such as masonry, plastering and metalwork," she wrote. "But many of them were also active in the arts, playing in local orchestras and participating in politically charged literary circles."
...who is performing, I can just focus on just playing the music well, and maybe a little bit of interaction with the audience," Richardson told NCR. "If I'm just a counselor … I'm not using music. I'm just using talk therapy; there's a lot to attend to there as well, but it's all within the verbal interaction. In music therapy, it's all of that in there at once."
What complicates things though, is the role of personal choice. For example, he said, "If I have a plan that provides for euthanasia, if I don't engage in it, then it's still my choice." [ writes for the .] NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)
"It's all about 'we the people' standing up against big money" said Sr. Simone Campbell, who heads NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby on Capitol Hill that is organizing more than 75 events in 36 cities along...

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A farewell to 103-year-old jazzman Lionel Ferbos [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
Preview: Music therapists master instruments of... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
Preview: Sister answers prisoners' calls for ba... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 13 2014]
Read more about NCR readers in Joliet, Ill.: Sa... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
Preview: Sit here awhile and rest [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
Looking back at the 1980 synod on the family [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
New lawsuit in New Ulm seeks full disclosure in... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 10 2014]
Missouri lawmaker, wife ask court for contracep... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
Preview: New Nuns on the Bus tour to tackle pol... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
Reflecting the divine in the treatment of the p... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
Preview: Anointing of the sick fosters awarenes... [Published National Catholic Reporter - Sep 09 2014]
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