A referendum to repeal a law that abolished the death penalty in Nebraska has been filed. The Nebraskans for the Death Penalty collected 166,692 petition signatures, were delivered Aug. 26.
The Chicano Movement laid the foundation for today’s Latino political power, and August 29, 1970, stands out as a key turning point.
NCR Today: Pope Francis is expected to open the second global meeting on family life by celebrating Mass. The day's Gospel reading? Jesus' seemingly clear denunciation of divorce.
NCR Today: Virginia shooting; more on Milwaukee bankruptcy, sex abuse victims; Vatican backs naming of Rome square for Martin Luther; a Star Wars-based religion.
NCR Today: The title of this blog is the thought I had after watching former President Jimmy Carter announce to the world that he had brain cancer.
The ecumenical monastic community of Taizé celebrated a triple anniversary this month. It has become the venue for an international exchange of diverse socio-cultural realities.
Donald Trump’s proposals on immigration action are racist. He is calling, for example, for the elimination or the revision of the Fourteenth Amendment that provides U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the United States. This amendment was intended to confer citizenship on the emancipated African American slaves. Trump is aiming his attack on the amendment, however, on the U.S.-born children of undocumented Latino immigrants.
NCR Today: Pope Francis posed a deep question to Christian families around the world: Do you think of God only as an omnipotent being, the supreme judge of the world?
NCR Today: Palestinian cinema is unique in that it exists in the absence of statehood. It provides a more nuanced and honest image of Palestinians to Israelis and the world.
I was not surprised when the Philadelphia archdiocese ejected New Ways Ministry and its September workshop on transgender Catholics from St. John the Evangelist Parish.