Movie review: "The Giver" is rife with themes about humanity, God, free will, humanity, personhood, redemption and willingness to sacrifice for others.
NCR Today: Bankruptcy fees for Wilmington diocese -- $15.8 million; Man says Pope Francis inspired him to sue Orlando diocese; Francis speaking English in Korea visitation.
This will be my fourth and last (at least for the time being) blog post on the document " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church." (Read parts one, two and three.) I wish to thank all who commented on the document.
Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will be "another step in the dark, faithful to mission." In her Aug. 7 trip to Kansas City, Mo., Campbell, executive director of the lobbying group NETWORK, visited NCR headquarters to talk about LCWR, health care, her book Nuns on the Bus and more.
NCR Today: Robin Williams owned his inner madness, the spark of weirdness that made him unique. He celebrated and shared it until, it seems, he had no more to give.
by Kathy Kelly
The Vatican's congregation for religious developed eight questions for those in religious life, male and female, to consider for the upcoming Year for Consecrated Life.
NCR Today: Pope speaks forcefully for Christians in Iraq; The latest news from Seoul (papal trip) and Nashville (LCWR meets); Attracting young people to church -- Dos and Don'ts
There are a number of ways to follow Pope Francis' Aug. 14-18 visit to South Korea using various media sources, including my own updates on the NCR website. The best way to follow it live will be on the Station KBS, the official Korean broadcast site. It will use some of the most advanced Web broadcasting technologies.
Broadcasting will be continuous for 124 hours, representing the 124 martyrs that Pope Francis will beatify Saturday.
It's been a very discouraging summer, watching President Barack Obama be placed more and more in contradictory positions in foreign policy. These are not just his contradictions, but the historic contradiction of U.S. foreign policy in general. The U.S. has often enunciated idealistic policies toward the rest of the world but in reality has pursed more self-interests and oppositional policies. We have often spoken of supporting democracy and representative governments but in truth have supported our share of anti-democratic and repressive regimes.