NCR Today: Indian theologian Samuel Rayan honored; eMANgelization; women under Kenyan law; a climate-change skeptic has questions for Francis.
My NCR colleague Michael Sean Winters has correctly pointed out that the Obama administration should have shared with the public case after case of real people benefiting from new or better health insurance as part of selling the Affordable Care Act to the American people. Every day this was not done seemed like a missed opportunity. Now, after the ACA has been in place for just over a year, Los Angeles Times national health care reporter Noam N.
No doubt many of you have already dropped this proposal into the parish suggestion box: how about adding a feast day for the Holy Parents. There's no better time to think about it than during this manger remembrance season. I think you'll agree that a Holy Parents Recognition Day is long overdue.
Close to four million pilgrims turned out to view the relics of [the great Jesuit missionary] Saint Francis Xavier during a 45-day exhibition in Goa, which concluded Sunday. Read more.
NCR Today: Raising minimum wage; Boko Haram seizes military base; at least 20 Egyptian Christians captured; deaf parishioners in New York hope to save parish
Republicans will take full control of Capitol Hill when the 114th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday, but even with a political shift, there will be little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.
Here are seven ways the religious makeup of Congress will (and won't) change.
1) More than nine in 10 members of the House and Senate (92 percent) are Christian; about 57 percent are Protestant while 31 percent are Catholic. The new Congress will include at least seven members who are ordained ministers.
NCR Today: Once the Palestinian population exceeds the Israeli Jewish one, you will have a situation akin to what existed in apartheid-era South Africa.
NCR Today: The late Mario Cuomo was not driven by blind ambition. He had a "catholic" view of the real world and the sacrifices that ambition demanded.
We can gain some important direction by considering what Francis has said about the economy.
NCR Today: Christmas yet to come; New cardinals, Belgian bishop on gay unions; Francis and the fight for the environment.