NCR Today: Catholics unfamiliar with Laudato Si'; new emerging social class 'Precariat'; religion = "sustained happiness"; Iran allowed to choose inspectors for alleged nuclear weapon development site; and more.
An emerging social class called the "precariat" is defining the new normal in societies across the world. Its growth is already influencing politics, including the current U.S. presidential race.
The following is a reflection by Kathy Kelly (email@example.com) who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence. (In the late ‘80s she spent one year in prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites.)
I'm here to harp. It's odd that harping is generally thought to be irritating. Just yesterday I listened to a beautiful harp sonata by Paul Hindemith; it's the angels' instrument of choice, isn't it?
So I'll harp again on the upcoming canonization of Junipero Serra by Pope Francis only hours after he lands in Washington. One way to read that hustle is that it's a blot on his visit that he's putting behind him as soon as possible, during drive time in the afternoon, sandwiched less conspicuously in a jammed schedule.
NCR Today: Pope Francis warned that the search for profit margins often "takes hostage" family life and considers families themselves obstacles to better productivity.
NCR Today: U.N.'s monumental year; Philly archdiocese settles with abuse survivor; More and more Irish turn away from Catholicism; Peru cardinal tagged for plagiarism
NCR Today: Andy Schlafly is the founder of the website Conservapedia. One of the tasks of Conservapedia is rewriting or editing the Bible. Examples are included.
I was privileged to attend the annual LCWR national conference in Houston, Texas.
NCR Today: LCWR in uneasy peacetime; Loyola chancellor says it's time for married priests; Catholic church in Scotland and sex abuse; LGBT Catholic groups denied Catholic space in Philly.
The Catholic website Aleteia recently hosted a search for 60 Millennials to join their Digital Street Team that will cover Pope Francis' visit to the United States Sept. 22-27.