"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after [Vatican II], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' "
Phyllis Zagano, author of the NCR column, Just Catholic, will be speaking in Chicago March 11, and you are cordially invited to attend.
Catholic Women - Then and Now
Wednesday, March 11
University of Illinois at Chicago
1501 University Hall (601 South Morgan)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
NCR Today: Witch hunts in Tanzania; Islamic State releases 19 Christians; New England churches hurting financially due to weather; execution postponed for Georgia woman.
The New Yorker's March 9 issue offers an interesting account of the three Catholic anti-war activists, including a now-85-year-old Catholic sister, who broke into and engaged in a nonviolent protest in what the U.S. government calls its most secure nuclear weapons plant, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., near Knoxville.
NCR Today: Suddenly, the possibility of the U.S. supporting international resolutions sanctioning Israel or in favor of the Palestinians is no longer fictional.
Appreciation: Jim Wilbur left the priesthood in 1970, but he never stopped ministering to others. He died Feb. 25 at the age of 85.
Common and John Legend’s performance of “Glory” at the Oscars was terrific. But one viewer spotted something astonishing.
Documentary review: "The Drop Box" is about the beauty of life, love, faith and hope, and it might move you to tears.
With the Netanyahu speech this week, it's important to reiterate the distinction between anti-Semitism and views that oppose Israeli policies.
NCR Today: Catholics near Philly respond to family survey; Iran and Netanyahu; Adjunct professors walk out; Burke's latest interview