NCR Today: Judge rules against family detention; Antarctica losing only Catholic priest; should you hug the pope? Is Francis the new Al Gore?
The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration urged the Obama administration to comply with a July 24 Federal Court ruling ordering the release of families fleeing violence in Central America.
Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary of Seattle and head of the committee, welcomed the ruling and made the plea to the Obama administration. “Appealing the decision would only prolong a flawed and unjust policy of treating this vulnerable population as criminals.”
David Keaton, the first man in the U.S. to be exonerated from death row, died July 3 in Florida.
As he stepped down as president, George Washington warned the republic against entangling alliances with foreign states. The Farewell Address warned against both long-term hostilities and extended friendly relationships. On both counts, he showed foresight.
NCR Today: Local churches take up Laudato Si' challenge; words that make us squirm; religious diversity; and art retrospective.
Last week, Pope Francis appointed three priests as auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles. One of them is the popular host of Word on Fire (and rector of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary), Fr.
Is a split emerging between "economic progressives" and "racial justice progressives"?
The American Prospect's Rachel M. Cohen approached the subject in a recent post responding to an article written by Dara Lind of Vox about Bernie Sanders' controversial response to Black Lives Matter protestors at Netroots Nation, a progressive political convention held two weekends ago.
The death penalty is a grim topic. It's taking a forceful act of my will to set me to the task of writing about it. But a few events have converged, one involving me slightly, and I want to tell you.
Review: French filmmakers turn a light on the reality of immigration in their county in the thoroughly engaging film "Samba."
Of all the shallow minded posturing going on today here in the US, nothing matches that of those GOP presidential "candidates" who have simply dismissed the UN Security Council approved Iran nuclear weapons agreement. Some did without even reading summaries of the agreement.
If not this, then what? Bomb Iran?