NCR Today: More on the synod; Francis apologizes for 'scandals'; NJ archbishop bars certain Catholics from Communion; Vatican opens homeless shelter; Catholic school board discusses transgender rights
Last week, I conducted interviews on the decision by Duke University in North Carolina to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower of the campus Christian chapel. It was a gesture of friendship toward Muslim students (who did not request it) and a statement of interfaith solidarity. Duke administrators reversed that decision, however, after pressure from outside forces, including Franklin Graham and some university donors.
NCR Today: Seattle archdiocese personal info breached; crisis in Ukraine; Catholics in Crimea fear Russian rule; Catholic, Anglican churches unite to end modern-day slavery.
Caught in the middle of the marijuana debate are religious leaders torn over how to uphold traditional understandings of sin amid a changing tide of public opinion.