NCR Today: The late Mario Cuomo was not driven by blind ambition. He had a "catholic" view of the real world and the sacrifices that ambition demanded.
We can gain some important direction by considering what Francis has said about the economy.
NCR Today: Christmas yet to come; New cardinals, Belgian bishop on gay unions; Francis and the fight for the environment.
Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, has emerged from a weeks long coma after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage last November, according to a Jan. 3 statement released by his monastery.
“He has gradually emerged into wakefulness, and has his eyes open for much of the day, to the point where the doctors can now say that he is no longer in a coma.”
NCR headquarters is closed for the New Year's holiday and so are the comments. We'll see you all next week!
We are coming to the end of the year when holiday celebrations overshadow the ongoing realities of war, poverty and violence. For a moment the good cheer (and good spirits) lighten our hearts and dull our worried minds. Life is good when it is celebrated with friends and family at Christmas and, in many ways, this time of celebration nourishes us for the New Year ahead. December 25 is like hitting the pause button on your computer or television and saying – Wow!
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has been dropped from the experimental cancer treatment program at the University of Chicago, according to a press release from the Chicago archdiocese's Department of Communications and Public Relations.
"Recent scans showed that this experimental drug has not been effective in his case, but the physicians and others who are overseeing this trial assured him that the information that they had gathered during his course of treatment will be of benefit to others," the statement said.
Global Sisters Report: At year’s end, we at GSR pause for our own gratitude review of the sister columnists who gave generously of themselves.
NCR Today: Runner-up to NCR Person of the Year; an agenda for Francis in 2015; bishop wants same-sex relationships recognized; Francis' most iconic photos of 2014
In an internal poll we conduct among editors and contributors, Stephen Colbert was nominated as NCR's person of the year for 2014. He almost made it.