As he stepped down as president, George Washington warned the republic against entangling alliances with foreign states. The Farewell Address warned against both long-term hostilities and extended friendly relationships. On both counts, he showed foresight.
I had a fascinating conversation with a former reporter who has firsthand experience in the areas of the world where religious extremism is rampant.
Just Catholic: While widespread academic writing by women causes the men in black to pay a little more attention to women's intellectual achievements, the plain fact is that Rome ignores women.
We say: The Vietnam War demonstrated that a might power could be undone by the determination of a poor population. If only we would learn.
Jesuit Refugee Service is keeping half a dozen schools in troubled Afghanistan running despite no trace of its coordinator in Afghanistan, who was kidnapped in early June.
Indian Jesuit Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, who headed the JRS operations in Afghanistan, was abducted by gunmen June 2 at a school run by JRS in Herat province.
NCR Today: Same-sex marriage, both sides claim Pope Francis; Venice, Fla., priests challenge bishop; Tucson aids women, children Border Patrol left at bus station.
We say: Sixty words have defined our foreign policy and shaped our domestic policy for 13 years. It's time to end this culture of war.
Film Review: Although not an anti-war film, "Korengal" belongs in the intelligent and moving category of films that reveal the banality of war, in particular wars of choice.
A Jesuit priest from India was kidnapped June 2 as he was leaving a school serving children who were recently returned to Afghanistan after living as refugees in Iran or Pakistan.
The superior of the church mission of Afghanistan (sui iuris) has appealed for "silent prayer" for the resolution of yesterday's kidnapping of the priest who heads Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the country.