I wonder these days about the fast-food worker making a minimal wage who discovers he or she has diabetes and cannot afford insulin. Another low-wage worker (and we have far too many in this country) might be injured in an auto accident but can't afford rehabilitative care. These are some of the working poor who would benefit from Medicaid expansion. Yet more than 20 states are denying these people the health coverage they desperately need. Where is the outrage?
Review: The new "Hunger Games" movie can provide meaningful discussion on what is right and wrong, good and bad, and what it means to be an authentic human being.
Did you know Catholics from Africa led the way in being witnesses for Christ in the face of grave persecutions?
NCR Today: Springfield, Ill., bishop goes ahead with anti-gay exorcism; Syro-Malabar church opens in Phoenix; daily Scripture reading from Celebration.
Since I've not hesitated to criticize Catholicism's top-down governance that denies laity a voice, I feel obliged to recognize the failings of Protestants who practice open participation in decision making.
An international federation of Catholic academics has proposed three key changes in the governance of the global church, including a larger role for the laity.
Publisher's note: I cannot imagine a better person to be at the helm than the seasoned journalist and colleague the NCR board of directors chose to lead us forward.
Did you know Augustus Tolton, was the first publicly known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States (1886)?
NCR Today: Will you pray for the exorcism of gays today? The right tries to figure out Francis. Ghana's government praises the Catholic church.
I was walking out of the chapel following a brief visit to the Blessed Sacrament after lunch. I have no recollection of who I was with, as we were supposed to fall in with the first person to walk by in order to avoid particular friendships.
We walked past the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and noticed that a student was standing at the top of the wooden staircase overlooking the courtyard. He was saying something to the gathering group of young men below. As we drew closer we heard him say, "The president has been shot."