“During the last two decades” the Catholic church has “been repeatedly sued because bishops and others in authority sent priests known to have molested children to new assignments where they molested other children. This is not such a case,” a federal judge wrote in the introduction to a June 12 ruling that the Diocese of Yakima, Wash., is not liable for the 1999 sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy by a transitional deacon.
NCR Today: Catholic judge in Illinois presides over same-sex marriages; Syrian crisis splits activists, religious groups over aid; reports of possible mass graves in Ireland.
Essay: Now that I’ve seen the killing fields and the burial plots of Normandy, I wonder if "Operation Overlord" might not be code for the Higher Power.
The Philadelphia archdiocese sued three agencies of the U.S. federal government seeking relief from the mandate that employees cover contraceptives in health plans.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle was in El Salvador recently: the focus of his trip was the increase in unaccompanied minors making the often dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico into the United States.
The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale shows that Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors.
NCR Today: Clergy abuse victims should meet with Francis; bishops pushing Congress on immigration reform; execution date set for Oklahoma inmate
NCR Today: Georgia court upholds lethal-injection secrecy law; hate crimes a concern in Israel as pope's visit nears; Lima, Ohio, priest says people are too self-centered
The meetings began with discussions of areas of commonality between Catholicism and Islam and concluded with a commitment to issue a joint statement.
Commentary: The right to protest is not the right to violently oust a democratic government, a distinction that policymakers in Washington don't always seem to grasp.