Commonweal magazine has produced an excellent series of articles discussing contraception from three different points of view. I would like to comment on the first article in this blog post and perhaps explore the other two articles in a future blog post.
NCR Today: 35th anniversary of Romero's assassination; Guatemalan mining protests; Boston archdiocese takes parishioners to court; why Francis might back force against ISIS
The election win last week of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party has disappointed many observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who hoped a win by the center-left Zionist Union might restart moribund peace talks and mend the increasingly fraying relationship between Israel and the United States.
Before you panic at the headline of this article ... no, ISIS is not (as far as I know) targeting Ireland.
NCR Today: Chile bishop's installation interrupted; Obamacare 5 years old; What is Francis really about? 44 years a missionary in Nigeria.
Vatican City, (Vatican Information Service) -- This morning, March 20, the Holy Father received in audience a delegation from the International Commission against the Death Penalty.
Pope Francis gave a letter Federico Mayor, president of the Commission, to greet and offer his personal thanks to all the members of the aforementioned International Commission, the group of countries that lend their support, and all those who collaborate in its work.
Here are a few highlights from the Pope’s message:
Talk of balancing the federal budget by cutting social services is rampant in Congress this week as the Republicans mark up their annual budget proposal.
While many organizations like Catholic Relief Services do their part in donating time, money, and goods to ensure the Syrian refugees’ basic needs are met, global financial support is weakening even as the number of refugees continues to grow.
NCR Today: Standing with the widow (Acts, Chp. 6); Boise doesn't like senators Hindu comments; Reparation for abuse of John Howard Yoder; A church deals with homeless without sprinklers