23Mar What will become of Austria’s Father Schüller in the new papacy?

The New York Times profiles Father Helmut Schüller, the 'mild but rebellious priest' who was part of the 2011 'Appeal to Disobedience' by 400 priests in Austria. This initiative began with a small group of priests, talking about the problems faced by their parishes, about the lack of successors to take their places, and about the fusing of congregations.

(A version of this article appeared in print on March 23, 2013, on page A8 of the New York edition with the headline: With New Pope, Spotlight Returns to a Mild but Rebellious Priest.)

23Mar 23 March. Saturday in the Fifth Week of Lent

The Great Uniting Force