DignityUSA today issued a statement drawing attention to the conflicting responses coming out of the Catholic hierarchy following the Irish vote in favor of same-sex marriage. Ireland this week became the first nation in history to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
NCR Today: Irish priest disagrees with Vatican's assessment of Irish vote; the congenial relationship between the church and science; Americans become more liberal.
When I went to church on Sunday, one of the hymns sung at the end of Mass was "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." It was in celebration of the Irish vote (62 percent, no less!) in favor of same-sex marriage the previous day.
The city of Cleveland, Ohio will be enacting tough new policing standards.
The New York Times reports:
Every society, every person, unofficially abridges the New Testament to suit its preferences and values. Certain passages, perhaps whole chapters, are effectively ignored as contrary to their interests. Among the bitter pills that Americans have identified and judged irrelevant are the warnings about wealth. They are among what are called the "hard sayings" for good reason. Here is a particular hair-raising example, Jesus speaking in the Gospel of Luke about what it takes to be a disciple: "So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions."
Effective July 1, the minimum wage at Duquesne University will increase to $16 per hour, up from $15 per hour for fiscal year 2014-2015.
Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday. Afterward, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke with The New York Times.
"The church needs to take a reality check," he said. "It's very clear there's a growing gap between Irish young people and the church, and there's a growing gap between the culture of Ireland that's developing and the church."
NCR Today: Pope Francis on Christian unity; a new era of opposition to nuclear weapons; a day of remembrance, not happiness.
KANSAS CITY, MO – A Memorial Day peace walk here today paid special tribute to more than 150 workers who reportedly have died as a result of cancers and other diseases contracted while working at a now closed and contaminated local nuclear weapons plant.
UN nuclear weapons review conference ends without a consensus statement, but majority, in a insurgent revolt, sign petition call for a total nuclear weapons ban.