According to a statement credited to Thich Nhat Hanh collaborator, Sister Chân Không, and posted Feb. 19 on the reputable Lion’s Roar website, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, who suffered a severe stroke last November, continues to make progress in recovery in a French hospital.
NCR Today: Latest from San Francisco; Alabama church minister to victims of cold snap; Boston archdiocese looking for money.
An article by Nathaniel Popper and Peter Eavis in the New York Times spells out the various ways in which Wall Street has been humbled since 2007 and suggests that it's not all due to Dodd-Frank:
Two weeks ago, General Motors announced it would be offering workers record bonuses despite an exceptionally rough fiscal year, with 30 million vehicle recalls and $3 billion in compensation to accident victims.
The Missouri Department of Corrections is giving Agnes Wilcox a retirement party, but she doesn’t work for the DOC.
NCR Today: Redefining marriage? The curious case of San Francisco's Salvatore Cordileone; and the Islamic State group's threat against Iraqi Christians continues to grow.
Watching the parade of stars and agents and handlers pass her by, she wondered if anyone would stop and talk to her.
"Who expects to see a nun there?" she figured.
A new report has compiled the "100 most overpaid CEOs" in the S&P 500 and "examines the forces behind the trend of ever-increasing CEO pay."
The report was released late last week by the corporate responsibility nonprofit As You Sow.
It states that "CEO pay grew an astounding 937% over the past 35 years" and that "the explosion in executive compensation greatly outpaces growth in the stock market and economic productivity."
With the great hype for the now record-breaking opening box office for the movie "50 Shades of Grey," which I knew I was never going to see, I posted links on Saturday to a review by Claudia Puig at USA Today (she's Catholic) and an insightful essay from Kirsten Anderson from LifeSiteNews.com (not my usual go-to place for commentary, but this one is exceptional).
Global Sisters Report: A new blog brings you stories, notes and thoughts about women religious doing good work in Africa.