"Because we do not know how the executive order ... will provide sufficient (or any) religious freedom protection, we cannot provide substantive comment."
For a month now, I've been sitting on a May 20 New York Times op-ed by two Marine officers about the benefits of the A-10 attack plane and the limitations of relying on high-tech, cheaper military solutions like the drone. The piece is headlined "The Limits of Armchair Warfare."
NCR Today: Cheney, Bremer and Blair's unseemly attacks on Iraq response, absurd defense of their positions; defending marriage; Mass. bishops OK abuse statute extension
NCR Today: Pope Francis isn't ill, Vatican says; murder in the seminary; three executions in 24 hours; John Paul II relic tour.
The Vatican Wednesday released details of Pope Francis’ upcoming mid-August trip South Korea, saying the trip’s major themes will be: youth, martyrs and peace.
If you didn’t catch David Boies and Theodore B. Olson on the Colbert Report last night, this is your opportunity. Boies was especially succinct in arguing for marriage equality, the rights of gays and lesbians to equal protection under the law within a civil marriage.
NCR Today: Another church leader who in the 1980s didn't know sex abuse was a crime; World Cup prayers; the cost of wildfires; Francis on clergy corruption.
John Gehring, Catholic Program Director for Faith in Public Life, interviewed Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, Texas. Fiorenza tells Gehring that the US bishops “have a lot to learn from Pope Francis.”
The whole Q&A is worth your time. Here’s a few highlights:
From a press release published June 11 by Catholic Charities USA:
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced today that Brian R. Corbin will join the organization on August 4th as the Senior Vice President of Social Policy where he will oversee CCUSA's social policy team and manage the organization's advocacy and government affairs efforts.