Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., will attend the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero on Saturday in El Salvador. McGovern, who considered Romero a role model as an advocate for the poor, was invited by the Salvadoran government and the Jesuit-administered University of Central America José Simeón Cañas, according to a press release from his office.
This week on "Interfaith Voices," I had a personal interview with Kevin Eckstrom, who this week is leaving his post as editor-in-chief of Religion News Service. He has taken a position as chief communications officer at the Washington National Cathedral.
I found his personal story quite compelling.
NCR Today: Beatifications in Kenya and Salvador; Vatican rebuts pro-life concerns; Ireland marriage referendum looms.
San Francisco Catholic School Teacher handbooks: Does new draft signal change in substance or just change in tone?
SPOILER ALERT: This blog post discusses the final episode of “Mad Men.” If you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want any plot spoilers, do not read!
Let’s be honest: I started watching “Mad Men” for the vintage clothes. And the mid-century sets. And the retro barware. But throughout these seven years, I got hooked on the characters: Peggy, Joan, Roger, Pete, Betty, Sally--and, yes, even Don.
As the Vatican gets set to roll out its highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, it is wise to recall the greatest signal threat to the global environment is the explosion of a nuclear weapon. Even one such explosion would significantly alter the world's environment, as the radiation cloud would drift around the planet.
NCR Today: Violence in El Salvador, Irish gay marriage vote, two archdioceses settle abuse claims; what is normal in Jerusalem?
In a jarring sense of justice, in a country of contradictions, Salvadoran military officers who butchered thousands of infants and children walk free under an amnesty law, while Salvadoran women are imprisoned for suffering miscarriages and stillbirths.
I volunteer a couple of hours a week at a school for fifth- to eighth-grade girls, sponsored by seven sisters' communities. A few weeks back, I attended the big fundraiser dinner and auction.