Charges against a Worcester bishop will be dismissed after he "agreed to plead guilty to a charge of refusing a chemical breath test." Bishop Robert McManus was originally charged for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident after striking another driver, John Smith, on May 4, according to NBC News:
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NCR Today: Aquino gains strength in Philippines elections; Ohio Catholics make the news; the latest on Australian parliament's sex abuse inquiry.
Yesterday was Mother's Day, and for the first time since I became a mother I wasn't at graduation at the university where I work. I was lucky to spend the day with my mother, my sister, my children and other family.
Yesterday, a large part of the world celebrated Mothers Day and the church celebrated World Communication Day.
Usually the pope announces the theme on January 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales and the vigil of the Conversion of St. Paul, both patrons of the Catholic press. Pope Benedict XVI, perhaps with some foresight, announced this year’s theme last September: "Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization."
The debate on the proposed immigration reform bill has now commenced in the Senate, with the Judiciary Committee discussing it.
As I have pointed out on more than one occasion over the past year or so, the Republican Party's budget wizard, Catholic House Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, needs help with simple math for his budget assumptions as his math doesn't add up.
It has become sport to watch economist Paul Krugman and many others demystify Ryan's budget "analysis." Each such article acted like one was watching the curtain pulled back on the great Wizard of Oz.
Film Review: The documentary, which premieres on PBS Monday night, offers a warning to women considering military service, Sr. Rose Pacatte says.
It’s always fascinating for me to interview those of other faith traditions and sometimes discover similarities with Catholicism. And Islam certainly has some similarities.
NCR Today: Philippines elections; Irish abortion laws; Catholics for Choice in Kenya.
The Dalai Lama spoke at the University of Maryland in College Park on Tuesday. I believe there are several words of wisdom worth pondering in the Dalai Lama's remarks.
"Sit down. No formality! We are the same. The way we are born. The way we die."
"When I look at you, if I think I am Tibetan, I am Buddhist, I am Dalai Lama -- nonsense. That kind of thing leads to problems."