NCR Today: Court sides with Catholic teacher fired for IVF treatments; Joplin church reopens for Christmas; Tough Christmas for Indian Christians.
Mary Hunt, the co founder and co director or WATER adds her voice to those responding to the release of last week's final Apostolic Visitation report on U.S. women religious communities.
WATER, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, is a non-profit educational center committed to theological, ethical, and ritual development by and for women. It uses feminist religious values to create social change.
Pope Francis has named a new cardinal to the symbolic role of Camerlengo of the Roman Catholic church, the official who will be charged with acting as the head of state of Vatican City upon Francis' death or resignation.
The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the post, replacing retired Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, who had held the role since April 2007.
I applaud President Barack Obama's historic step to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. He displayed courage and boldness in doing so.
There is no reason why we should not have formal ties with Cuba, 90 miles from the U.S., while we have ties with other countries with which we have disagreements over certain matters. I'm thinking of China; Vietnam, with whom we fought a war with that led to almost 60,000 American soldiers being killed; or Saudi Arabia, one of the most undemocratic countries in the world.
NCR's must-read Morning Briefing from Thursday includes the story out of Spokane, Wash., diocese about a federal judge's decision to allow the diocese to take its legal malpractice claim to trial against Spokane-based Paine Hamblen, the law firm that handled the diocese's 2007 bankruptcy.
NCR Today: The immigration debate is wrapped up in legal ramifications and ongoing political problems. Regardless, these things shouldn't distract from the recognition of innate human dignity.
NCR Today: #JamesConeWasRight; Sr. Sandra M. Schneiders on the apostolic visitation; Women offer stole, other gifts to Pope Francis.
Representatives of Saint Mary's College presented a handmade stole and other gifts to Pope Francis Nov. 26.
NCR Today: Finding meaning in the apostolic visitation; Pope will go to Sri Lanka; Archbishop of Westminister visits Gaza; Pastor testifies in trial of teacher fired for IVF.
"We think that our nation now is on the right side of history. This will be good for the United States and for Cuba."