NCR Today: Milwaukee archdiocese settles; Francis says divorced, remarried not excommunicated; Bismark diocese cuts ties with Boy Scouts; China ordains Catholic bishop
NCR Today: Judge rules against family detention; Antarctica losing only Catholic priest; should you hug the pope? Is Francis the new Al Gore?
NCR Today: Memoir from Guantanamo; world's mayors meet at Vatican; Catholic circus priests; Newark disputes ban on selling headstones
Obviously, once more as we listen to these Scripture lessons this morning, we become aware and perhaps begin to feel again somewhat of the excitement and the joy that those first disciples felt when Jesus went through death to new life. They found it very difficult to believe this, and I think sometimes we fail to experience the fullness of joy of this Easter feast because we almost take it too much for granted. "Yes, Jesus rose from the dead; let's move on." No. It's so much more important to stop and really try to experience what those first disciples experienced.
Soul Seeing: One of the great spiritual visionaries of our time was recently on the college campus where I work.
We’re a few weeks into 2015, which means many of us are striving to keep our New Year’s resolutions while others have already seen their best intentions collapse under the pressure of daily routines. Every year, we make promises to be better -- we’ll go to the gym, save more money, slow down. But for Christians, every day is an opportunity to make resolutions. We call that repentance.
And this year -- today -- I am repenting of my dependence on fossil fuels.
The Senate report recently released on enhanced interrogation techniques is the subject of considerable controversy.
I was originally against releasing this report. It documents actions carried out against terrorist detainees by the United States during the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The leaders of Britain's faith communities have united to warn Parliament against the "grave error" of legalizing assisted suicide.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury joined 21 other of the most senior Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Jain faith leaders to protest the Assisted Dying Bill.
Young Voices: It is not as though I am without topics that would be compelling enough to cover. But sometimes it's all right to say nothing.
NCR Today: Iraqi Christians flee their homes amid militant push; Catholic University coach killed in accident; more Spaniards are attending Mass regularly.