NCR Today: The upcoming encyclical; the United States' "revolutionary process"; a "Don't mess with marriage" manual in Australia.
Jesuit Fr. Jeff Putthoff, the voluble and passionate advocate for disadvantaged youth in Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s most violent cities, is moving on from the non-profit he founded 15 years ago as a center for education and training in technology and entrepreneurship that has benefited nearly 3,000 young people.
In an interview with Salon, veteran journalist Chris Hedges discusses the likelihood of social revolution in response to the era of corporate power and government unresponsiveness “to the most basic concerns, needs, and rights of the citizenry” in which we live.
NCR Today: Four years after overthrowing long-standing dictatorships, neighboring Tunisia and Libya could not be more different.
NCR Today: Pell's lawyer pressures critic; five things for U.S. bishops to think about; the National Black Sisters Conference; Catholics in Pittsburgh reflect on the future.
Pope Francis said he expects Vatican to give bishops "orientation" on the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje soon.
Black unemployment always runs higher than white and Hispanic unemployment. A few weeks back, The New York Times published an article about how the shrinking public sector has hurt blacks disproportionately. They are 30 percent more likely to work for the government than whites and twice as likely as Hispanics. So recession layoffs and the slow recovery are a big roadblock in their path to the middle class.
NCR Today: Sacra Liturgia USA (Check out the photo page link); Malala's attackers released; The trauama of closing schools; Pope heads for Sarajevo
I first heard of this incident by email. Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, was on a Shuttle America flight (a feeder airline for United Airlines) and asked the flight attendant for a can of Diet Coke. She also asked, for hygienic reasons, that it be unopened. The flight attendant refused. When she asked why, the flight attendant said, "Because you could use it as a weapon."
Everyone is huffing and puffing over the big time soccer scandal and it's designated villain, Sepp Blatter. A fusillade of media attack has felled its prey on solid evidence which most of the avengers say they knew all along. Bribes of one sort or another have snuffed the life out of fair play. Score one for the crime busters.