NFPC This Week, #750: March 4-March 10, 2018

Of Note This Week:

Over the past few weeks, the sense of urgency for US lawmakers to act on new gun legislation has gained momentum. Chicago’s Archbishop, Cardinal Blase Cupich, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have added their voices to the call for Congressional action to curb the gun violence epidemic.

PRIESTS IN THE NEWS:

Celibacy Revisited – Fr. Ron Rolheiser’s Reflections

Catholic Second Wind Guild – Great Opportunities for Retired Priests

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS:

Vatican confirms canonization of Paul VI set for Late October

March 8 – International Women’s Day Celebration

Pope Francis clears way for Archbishop Romeo’s Canonization

Vatican Announces a New Marian Feast Day

LABOR NEWS:

Francis hailed for catapulting concerns of working people and labor

Catholic institutions must heed Pope Francis’ call to respect the worker

BOOK REVIEW:

Book Review “Revolutionary Saint – The Theological Legacy of Oscar Romero” (Orbis Press)

AUDIO-VISUAL:

Avoiding Priest Burnout – What the Laity Can Do

EVENTS:

Fr. James Martin – Encountering Jesus: Meeting the Christ of Faith and the Jesus of History

Fr. James Martin Lenten Reflection – Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus