Many are up in arms after a Muslim schoolgirl in France was sent home for wearing a long skirt deemed to have broken a nationwide ban on religious signs and clothing in schools.
Pope Francis may be getting his sea legs with this "women's reality" thing. Last month, he came out for equal pay for equal work for women, calling common gender disparities in pay a "scandal."
NCR Today: A "Sr. Helen Prejean effect"; religious life is as vital as ever; foreshadowing of the upcoming eco-encyclical?
Commentary: That Hillary Clinton is accepting money from a controversial Moroccan mining company should be cause for concern.
What we think: NCR urges Congress not to give the president fast track authority and we oppose the trade pact.
NCR Today: Pope's Cuba plans announced; Jeb on Iraq War and climate change; Catholic women -- disrespected or disaffected? Both or neither?
Pope Francis will visit Cuba for three days Sept. 19-22 before his visit to the United States that month, the Cuban Catholic Bishops' Conference has announced.
I landed in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday evening as part of a delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Liberty just as a thunder storm cleared the area. Perhaps this was symbolic because everyone I met today was rejoicing that the recent national elections took place without the violence that so many people had been predicting. (See my Friday column).
NCR readers in Chicago to gather for NCR on Tap – Chicago. Monday, May 18, at the Emerald Loop (216 N. Wabash, Chicago) 7-9 p.m. An evening of conversation and socializing.
Given the huge fail by pollsters in Britain's recent elections, perhaps a caution would be in order in delivering the results of polling regarding the U.S. presidential election, which is still more than 18 months in the future. For the moment, though, a new St. Anselm College/Bloomsberg Politics poll in New Hampshire shows little daylight between candidates in the crowded GOP field, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gaining ground and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush losing a bit.