NCR Today: Relief aid getting to Gaza; Thousands of Germans leaving church over new tax law; Prep for synod on the family.
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Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul, has called upon families of the victims in the April Seoul ferry tragedy “to concede at a certain point” their demands for an independent investigation and prosecution for the culpable.
In a press conference, he also warned reporters against exploiting the pain of the Sewol families, calling on everyone to help heal the pain.
I would encourage the reading of this latest opus by Dan Rodericks of the Baltimore Sun. Roderick’s comments become even more significant in light of the latest news of a 9 year old girl shooting her instructor with an Uzi.
The St. Joseph Worker Program is ran by a nun that hopes to give opportunities for young women to live in community and grow in the areas of justice, leadership and spirituality.
The Gaza conflict is appearing to be at an end, but where does it leave Israel and Palestine? Where other ceasefires have failed could teach important lessons to avert a fourth conflict.
NCR Today: Is Francis making curia appointments temporary assignments? Defrocked Polish nuncio testing Vatican resolve; Helena, Mont., diocese hoping for abuse settlement.
In early July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement set up one of several makeshift detention centers in remote Artesia, N.M., to "manage the large influx of women with children arriving in south Texas seeking asylum from desperate conditions in Central America."
The father of one of the victims of the South Korean ferry tragedy Thursday ended a 46-day hunger strike.
Kim Young-oh, father of one of the 250 high school students who died in the Sewol shipwreck April 16, became a symbol of the families` struggle for an independent investigation into the accident.
NCR Today: These days, we skim through the news so we do not have to internalize others' suffering. As Pope Francis says, we have forgotten how to weep.