NCR Today: The canonization rite reformed by Pope Paul VI but set aside by Pope Benedict XVI has been returned by Pope Francis for the canonization of six saints Sunday.
Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, remains in stable condition nearly two weeks after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage, according to a Nov. 22 statement released by his monastery.
President Obama yesterday, speaking in a high school in Las Vegas, placed the full blame of the US immigration policy impasse at the feet of one person, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, the man who could have allowed our democratic legislative institutions to work as intended with a simple declaration: “Let the vote take place.”
I echo comments by my colleague Michael Sean Winters in a recent blog post:
Calling it “a major step forward,” the U.S. Jesuits, the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national border ministry, have added their voices to Catholic groups welcoming President Obama’s executive order to provide immigration relief. They added that there remains much work to be done.
NCR Today: It can't be underestimated just how profoundly the stories of the martyrs' heroic sacrifices affect many Salvadorans' approaches to suffering and evil.
South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier at one point said the 2014 event had put Catholic prelates in "a position that is virtually irredeemable."
Uncommon bedfellows. But will the bishops go public?
I suppose the simplest gift is money. Our mailboxes are full of requests for end-of-the-year donations. The children in our lives over the age of 7 also prefer money, but that's a different story.
Four days after he was featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston took column space in his archdiocesan newspaper Thursday to expand on his interview and reflect on the experience.
Note to Catholic Republican House Speaker John Boehner: Separating parents from children through deportation is devastating to all involved.
Actress Diane Guerrero penned an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times describing what it's like to live with deportation hanging over a household and what it's like when deportation finally visited her home and took her parents and brother away from her.