NCR Today: Anti-death penalty activists in Oklahoma and Georgia welcomed Pope Francis’ direct intervention in executions in their states, though they have feelings of both sorrow and hope.
One of Dorothy Day’s favorite quotations was from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. It’s great food for meditation and timely, given Pope Francis’ reference to Dorothy Day to Congress. Love is paradox.
NCR Today: Francis doesn't support Kim; Preparing for synod on the family; Sisters minister in places far from the periphary.
NCR Today: Looking for articles and commentaries on this year's Synod of Bishops on the family, or interested in NCR's previous coverage? Here are some helpful links.
NCR Editorials. In three and half years, NCR has editorialized on gun violence and called for common-sense gun control five times. Here are those editorials.
Twenty four hours after the pope’s plane lifted off from Philadelphia for Rome, a panel of high-profile Catholics, three of them from the world of TV news, gathered at Georgetown University to render an assessment of Francis’s six day barnstorming tour of the Northeast.
The often lighthearted review was solidly double-thumbs-up all around, with the only serious critique occurring near the end and prompted by a young woman at the question mic who asked: What about the place of women in the church?
NCR Today: The interim administrator of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese is inviting Catholics to a series of listening sessions and asking for input as the archdiocese waits for a new archbishop.
You can't blame Pope Francis for having a "shadow" side. Carl Jung, the depth psychologist most embraced by Christians, said we all have this other dimension that corresponds on an unconscious level to our everyday awareness.
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health Cooperation, a Catholic health system, for its "repeated and systematic failure to provide women suffering pregnancy complications with appropriate emergency abortions as required by federal law," according to an ACLU press release.
Pope Francis met with Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of religious beliefs. I am troubled, but not surprised.