NCR Today: Robin Williams owned his inner madness, the spark of weirdness that made him unique. He celebrated and shared it until, it seems, he had no more to give.
by Kathy Kelly
The Vatican's congregation for religious developed eight questions for those in religious life, male and female, to consider for the upcoming Year for Consecrated Life.
NCR Today: Pope speaks forcefully for Christians in Iraq; The latest news from Seoul (papal trip) and Nashville (LCWR meets); Attracting young people to church -- Dos and Don'ts
There are a number of ways to follow Pope Francis' Aug. 14-18 visit to South Korea using various media sources, including my own updates on the NCR website. The best way to follow it live will be on the Station KBS, the official Korean broadcast site. It will use some of the most advanced Web broadcasting technologies.
Broadcasting will be continuous for 124 hours, representing the 124 martyrs that Pope Francis will beatify Saturday.
It's been a very discouraging summer, watching President Barack Obama be placed more and more in contradictory positions in foreign policy. These are not just his contradictions, but the historic contradiction of U.S. foreign policy in general. The U.S. has often enunciated idealistic policies toward the rest of the world but in reality has pursed more self-interests and oppositional policies. We have often spoken of supporting democracy and representative governments but in truth have supported our share of anti-democratic and repressive regimes.
Kim Young-oh sits under a white tent in the middle of a downtown Seoul plaza. His mission: to force the government of President Park Geun-hye to pass legislation to set up an independent investigation and prosecution for those responsible for the death of 17-year-old daughter.
Kim Yoo Min died April 16 when a Japanese-built, Korean-owned ferry capsized off the South Korean coast, taking the lives of 300, mostly secondary school students on their way to a weekend island jaunt.
He has been fasting for 30 days and is visibly very weak.
According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Orlando, Fla., diocese is planning a massive real estate project. Look out, Disney World.
The Catholic Diocese of Orlando is planning a massive expansion of the 468-acre San Pedro Center in Seminole County.
NCR Today: Robin Williams dead of apparent suicide; the future of the Catholic church is in Asia; the effects of the Middle East fighting; LCWR meets in Nashville starting tonight
NCR Today: It is good to push for reconciliation and unity, but if that fails, we should be prepared if a divided Iraq becomes inevitable.