If you’ve been convicted of a felony, it is hard to get a job. Most applications ask, usually with a check-off box, if you’ve ever been convicted.
No one could have been better suited than Fr. Theodore Hesburgh to be the drum major to lead Catholic America into the top ranks of society. His career spanned the period after World War II to a period of unprecedented prosperity when Catholics were emerging from relatively immigrant struggle to the front ranks of leadership and economic gain.
The push for unionization at Seattle University moved forward Tuesday as a regional labor board ruled that ballots cast by adjunct professors seeking to form a union be counted.
In a 14-page ruling, Ronald Hooks, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, ordered that the votes be opened and tallied.
The university has until March 17 to decide if it will appeal the decision.
"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after [Vatican II], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' "
Phyllis Zagano, author of the NCR column, Just Catholic, will be speaking in Chicago March 11, and you are cordially invited to attend.
Catholic Women - Then and Now
Wednesday, March 11
University of Illinois at Chicago
1501 University Hall (601 South Morgan)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
NCR Today: Witch hunts in Tanzania; Islamic State releases 19 Christians; New England churches hurting financially due to weather; execution postponed for Georgia woman.
The New Yorker's March 9 issue offers an interesting account of the three Catholic anti-war activists, including a now-85-year-old Catholic sister, who broke into and engaged in a nonviolent protest in what the U.S. government calls its most secure nuclear weapons plant, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., near Knoxville.
NCR Today: Suddenly, the possibility of the U.S. supporting international resolutions sanctioning Israel or in favor of the Palestinians is no longer fictional.
Appreciation: Jim Wilbur left the priesthood in 1970, but he never stopped ministering to others. He died Feb. 25 at the age of 85.