On Friday, PBS NewsHour profiled the first Muslim American general manager of a major professional baseball team, Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers. His ascension as the first Muslim American into the most American of sports and cultural institutions, baseball, provides a perfect example of integrating into a new country while remaining proud and living by one's cultural and religious roots and values.
NCR Today: Immigrants renewing parishes from Maine to New Mexico; no peace of Middle East Christians this Easter; matzah in Zambia.
"They are martyrs of today and they are many," Pope Francis said Monday. "We can say that they might be more numerous than the first centuries."
Thomas Reese, senior analyst with the National Catholic Reporter, discusses Pope Francis' work to date and his agenda for 2015 as part of Council on Foreign Relation's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
Reese makes a 10-minute presentation then answers questions from the people on the conference call. The conference call took place March 31.
Global Sisters Report: The journey would be sacred, I knew for sure. Awaiting my passengers, awe pulsed in my heart.
Lifelong Chicago journalist, who wrote for NCR more than 35 years, remembered for humor, discipline and diligence.
Among the last of the journalists to have reported the Second Vatican Council, Kaiser sought church reform to the end.
Our office is closed for Easter, and so are the comments boards. We will reopen the boards on Monday. Happy Easter!
Review: "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is an elegant David-and-Goliath story.
(Editor's Note: Kathy Kelly is serving a three-month sentence in federal prison for protesting drone warfare at a military base in Missouri.)
Sing Another Song
by Kathy Kelly
April 2, 2015