NCR Today: Astronaut a refugee in Turkey; Anniversary of Fukushima disaster; Detained imam planned terror attack at Rome train station; Could we have a President Trump?
The Field Hospital: The benefit of multiple voices was lost when Bishop Matano ended lay preaching two years ago.
On International Women's Day, stories of struggles told at Vatican event. (The only discussion of ordination is admonition to not discuss it.)
The Field Hospital: Wall Street in the Catholic schools preservation business; parish consolidations loom in Iowa; Syrian refugees settling in Hartford archdiocese.
NCR Today: Religious leaders engaged in political rhetoric need “to have conversations in a prophetic mode that don’t become injurious.”
The so-called Republican establishment created Donald Trump.
These Republicans, such as Mitt Romney, are now launching attacks on Trump as they fear that he will win enough delegates to become the presidential nominee. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the recent debates have finally begun to criticize Trump for his bad-boy behavior and his outrageous verbal assaults on them and other candidates. The mainstream media in turn seems to suggest that more moderate conservatives (whatever that means) are panicked about Trump.
But is this is all wrong.
Commentary: Women from the Roman Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox Jewish, Mormon, and the Missouri Lutheran Synod traditions call for the end of gender-based discrimination in religious traditions.
NCR Today: What you need to know about today's primaries; Notre Dame builds bridges; Natioinal Catholic Sisters Week begins today.
NCR Today: When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the un-statesmanlike Donald Trump displays the sensitivities of a true statesman.
Take and Read: For Asians who studied theology at Roman pontifical universities after the Second Vatican Council, Aloysius Pieris' book was, for me at least, an intellectual bombshell.