NCR Today: Hobby Lobby case verdict; Council of Cardinals meet; militants declare creation of formal Islamic state in Iraq; should there be six Catholic justices on the Supreme Court?
Young Voices: America frustrates, saddens and inspires me in so many ways. Yet I still can't help but cheer for the U.S. team.
NCR Today: Boston parishioners hold round-the-clock vigil at closing parish; network emerges to save Catholic schools in Philadelphia; Presbyterian Church votes to divest from Israel.
If anyone tries to tell you that “interfaith relations” or “interfaith understanding” is nice, sweet, gentle and pious … but not really important … just point them to the violence currently consuming Iraq. Improved interfaith relations are absolutely necessary to stop the violence in that country. This is the stuff of peacemaking in today’s world.
Column: In March, the Caribbean island of Grenada welcomed with open arms a nonprofit advocacy group that helps countries facing sovereign debt crises.
Saying the United States has a special responsibility to the people of Iraq, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace called for diplomatic measures rather than a military response to the crisis facing the country.
The debate of whether children who crossed the U.S. border alone pose a humanitarian crisis or an immigration challenge shapes the U.S. response.
NCR Today: Iraqi Christians flee their homes amid militant push; Catholic University coach killed in accident; more Spaniards are attending Mass regularly.
“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.