NCR Today: I believe most Hollywood studio execs underestimate American audiences. There's a hunger out there for something beyond what escapism can offer.
I hope you take the time to read David Gibson’s article on the 25th anniversary of the Survivor’s Network for those Abused by Priests, or SNAP. The history of that organization and its battle to defend victims of sexual abuse from priest abusers and ecclesial cover ups is an important chapter in the larger history of the Catholic church.
The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.
St. Marianne Cope's remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony and Mass.
NCR Today: Chicago-area music minister fired for same-sex engagement; faith groups endorse EPA power plant carbon curbs; English landmark lay ministry program shuttered.
The New York City-based Catholic Near East Welfare Association issued the following urgent appeal in a press release Monday:
I’ve received in my email in-box this morning appeals from various organizations asking me to contact my senators to encourage them to vote in favor of Senate Bill 2648, an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would fund “necessary expenses to respond to the significant rise in unaccompanied children and adults with children at the southwest border.”
"No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." -- Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
NCR Today: Justice Ginsburg says male justices have a 'blind spot' on women's issues; Nienstedt, like a good parent, can't resign; Former Ohio governor lives on minimum wage for a week.
All Catholics should do our part to make sure every domestic worker in this country feels valued and has the dignity and respect they deserve.
Bloomberg News reports on a clever Kristin Bell skit in which she protests that the current federal minimum wage -- $7.25 -- needs at least an increase of $3 in order to create a living wage.
Just a spoonful of Funny or Die makes the politics go down.
Mary Poppins is quitting, it seems, because she's "only paid the federal minimum wage."
The children, in song of course, protest her departure.