NCR Today: Sacra Liturgia USA (Check out the photo page link); Malala's attackers released; The trauama of closing schools; Pope heads for Sarajevo
I first heard of this incident by email. Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, was on a Shuttle America flight (a feeder airline for United Airlines) and asked the flight attendant for a can of Diet Coke. She also asked, for hygienic reasons, that it be unopened. The flight attendant refused. When she asked why, the flight attendant said, "Because you could use it as a weapon."
Everyone is huffing and puffing over the big time soccer scandal and it's designated villain, Sepp Blatter. A fusillade of media attack has felled its prey on solid evidence which most of the avengers say they knew all along. Bribes of one sort or another have snuffed the life out of fair play. Score one for the crime busters.
Ian Bremmer has developed a set of three foreign policy options that Americans need to choose from to develop a coherent foreign policy. The three are the indispensable, the Moneyball, and the independent approach.
Writing in The Democratic Strategist, labor expert John Russo discusses the Democratic Party’s problem with “disbelief” among white working-class, black working class, low-wage and millennial voters.
A prediction: Should World Meeting of Families organizers hold to their position to not allow a LGBT parental support group to exhibit at the gathering, then one day it will be remember more for the decision than anything the meeting might have otherwise achieved in conjunction with Pope Francis’ visit.
NCR Today: Numerous press reports are saying that Pope Francis has an advanced degree in chemistry, including one that incorrectly cites me as a source.
Fortunate Families, a Catholic organization dedicated to supporting the parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children, has been rejected as an exhibitor at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelphia this September.
The United Nations reviews the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) every five years. In 2010, the monthlong conference developed some action steps for reducing the number of weapons in the world, but not much was done, and expectations were low for this year's conference, which ended May 22. So for the past two years, the nongovernmental organizations that work to abolish nuclear weapons have been developing a strategy.