NCR Today: ISIS releases some Christians; Young sister seeks balance; Stipiends for weddings.; Ill. diocese names woman chancellor.
Commentary: When church ideologues express disdain for contemporary society, it risks losing a generation of Catholics quite unlike anything has before.
The United States is one of nine nations Amnesty International lists as "persistent executioners." The others? China, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Bangladesh and North Korea. The European Union bans the death penalty among its member nations. A Lebanese justice minister has been quoted as saying that "the right to life precedes everything" in explaining his opposition to the practice.
Joe Carter has written an interesting piece on the Acton Institute Power Blog.
It is interesting because it focuses on the fallibility of the financial community.
Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and political dissident, has called the Islamic State terrorist group one of the "main effects" of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
The remark was made Monday in an interview with Democracy Now!
If you’ve been convicted of a felony, it is hard to get a job. Most applications ask, usually with a check-off box, if you’ve ever been convicted.
No one could have been better suited than Fr. Theodore Hesburgh to be the drum major to lead Catholic America into the top ranks of society. His career spanned the period after World War II to a period of unprecedented prosperity when Catholics were emerging from relatively immigrant struggle to the front ranks of leadership and economic gain.
The push for unionization at Seattle University moved forward Tuesday as a regional labor board ruled that ballots cast by adjunct professors seeking to form a union be counted.
In a 14-page ruling, Ronald Hooks, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, ordered that the votes be opened and tallied.
The university has until March 17 to decide if it will appeal the decision.
"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after [Vatican II], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' "