As chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2011, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the public face of the Democratic Party. Elected by over 300 Democratic leaders from across the country, she represents the party on talk shows and serves as a major fundraiser and influential strategist. Her leadership has engendered controversy, however, as a result of questions about her integrity and her advocacy of positions placing her well to the right of most of her fellow Democrats.
The 2015 session of the U.S. Supreme Court produced a number of significant decisions.
We will of necessity focus on arguably the two most significant cases, especially in regard to the hierarchy of the Catholic church. Those decisions are ,of course, the decision authorizing same-sex marriage throughout the country and the decision regarding the Affordable Care Act.
NCR readers in and around Chicago, save this date: Oct. 24. A daylong conference to celebrate NCR's 50th anniversary.
NCR Today: You've heard about Greece's debt, but what about China's stocks? Francis in Latin America; sisters are the subjects of Alzheimer's study; the pope and the patriarch.
Editor's note: This timeline is part of a weeklong series dedicated to looking back on 30 years of the abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Read all parts of the series.
1962: Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Paraclete Center to aid troubled priests in Jimenez Springs, N.M., meets with Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, head of the Holy Office in Rome, to warn him that there is no cure for pedophile priests.
Editor's note: This blog post is part of a weeklong series dedicated to looking back on 30 years of the abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Read all parts of the series.
Editor Dennis Coday was in Buffalo, N.Y., for the Catholic Press Association's annual conference at the end of June. In his absence, I agreed to write this blog, always willing to take advantage of a good opportunity to promote what we do here at NCR.
Dennis and his team made it especially easy for me.
Francis told crowds at Quito's airport that he wanted to reach out to all in the country during his visit and was "filled with excitement and hope."
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NCR Today: Episcopal general convention favors gay marriage, bishops dissent; Vatican keeps pusshing ecology concern; Book Club looks at war books
NCR Today: How people on each side of the marriage debate say the church should move forward after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.