President Park Geun-hye is under pressure to break her silence and take action on the deadlocked “Sewol bill” to deal with the aftermath of the sinking of the ferry that claimed more than 300 lives in April.
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has entered an experimental cancer treatment program at the University of Chicago, according to an announcement posted on the website of the Chicago archdiocese today.
We cannot practice quietism in the midst of the violence in Iraq. Military intervention should always be the last option, but until we can find another legitimate alternative, it might be the only option.
Are Catholic colleges in denial about their students' sexual lives and alcohol use? There is a gap between the official university policies and actual student behavior.
Kim Young-oh, whose 17-year-old daughter died when the Sewol ferry sank and has been fasting for 40 days, was hospitalized today. He has been on a hunger strike demanding legislation by the South Korean government to order an independent investigation into the disaster, with legal mandates to prosecute anyone found culpable. Parliament has been unable to agree to the terms of Kim and members of other families whose relatives were lost April 16th when the ship went down after crew members all escaped on life boats but left passangers behind.
This, from an opinion piece in The Korean Times today, writing about Pope Francis:
Amid the protests in Ferguson, Mo., are clergy and religious leaders from across the country, calling for justice and helping keep the peace.
Pope Francis' remarks about armed intervention in Iraq has Catholic commentators trying to explain the nuances of the church's position on humanitarian intervention.
NCR Today: St. Louis archbishop writes about Ferguson; Catholic bishops cool toward ice bucket challenges; Will Gaza explode? Cardinal Pell testifies about sex abuse.
What happened to those who claimed that after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, we entered into a post-racial society?
It was always an unfounded assertion, since by every economic and social indicator racial minorities, such as African-Americans and Latinos, are still significantly below whites in various opportunities, including economic, educational, housing, access to medical care and others.