I can't believe that President Barack Obama is sending in 300 military "advisers" into Iraq. What is he thinking?
There is a group of politicians in Washington that has adopted and adhered to a set of priorities and policies that I believe have been damaging to our country and our social conscience.
NCR Today: "We believe the recent criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has been unjust," the letter reads.
If anyone tries to tell you that “interfaith relations” or “interfaith understanding” is nice, sweet, gentle and pious … but not really important … just point them to the violence currently consuming Iraq. Improved interfaith relations are absolutely necessary to stop the violence in that country. This is the stuff of peacemaking in today’s world.
NCR Today: Hawaii extends statute of limitations; Working document for family synod to come Thursday; US bishops and non-discrimination.
"Because we do not know how the executive order ... will provide sufficient (or any) religious freedom protection, we cannot provide substantive comment."
For a month now, I've been sitting on a May 20 New York Times op-ed by two Marine officers about the benefits of the A-10 attack plane and the limitations of relying on high-tech, cheaper military solutions like the drone. The piece is headlined "The Limits of Armchair Warfare."
NCR Today: Cheney, Bremer and Blair's unseemly attacks on Iraq response, absurd defense of their positions; defending marriage; Mass. bishops OK abuse statute extension
NCR Today: Pope Francis isn't ill, Vatican says; murder in the seminary; three executions in 24 hours; John Paul II relic tour.