NCR Today: Pope Francis isn't ill, Vatican says; murder in the seminary; three executions in 24 hours; John Paul II relic tour.
The Vatican Wednesday released details of Pope Francis’ upcoming mid-August trip South Korea, saying the trip’s major themes will be: youth, martyrs and peace.
If you didn’t catch David Boies and Theodore B. Olson on the Colbert Report last night, this is your opportunity. Boies was especially succinct in arguing for marriage equality, the rights of gays and lesbians to equal protection under the law within a civil marriage.
NCR Today: Another church leader who in the 1980s didn't know sex abuse was a crime; World Cup prayers; the cost of wildfires; Francis on clergy corruption.
John Gehring, Catholic Program Director for Faith in Public Life, interviewed Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, Texas. Fiorenza tells Gehring that the US bishops “have a lot to learn from Pope Francis.”
The whole Q&A is worth your time. Here’s a few highlights:
From a press release published June 11 by Catholic Charities USA:
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced today that Brian R. Corbin will join the organization on August 4th as the Senior Vice President of Social Policy where he will oversee CCUSA's social policy team and manage the organization's advocacy and government affairs efforts.
NCR Today: Iraqi Christians flee their homes amid militant push; Catholic University coach killed in accident; more Spaniards are attending Mass regularly.
NCR Today: Federal contractors will now be required not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. How will the bishops take it?
Another school shooting has taken place, this time in Oregon. This map shows that they have been taking place in every corner of our country. In fact, a total of 74 school shootings have happened since the tragic December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The New York Times has an interesting story about the late Cardinal John O'Connor's Jewish heritage:
In his 16 years as the Catholic Church's top official in New York, Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor was a staunch friend and defender of the Jewish people.