Column: "The demographics of the nation, and the electorate, are changing rapidly and the American public as a whole support immigration reform."
McCarrick, who retired in 2006, has been on a tear in the past year, traveling all over the world as a roving ambassador, a role for which he's well suited.
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.
Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform are reminding members of Congress that they will be held accountable at the polls if they fail before their summer recess to pass a bill that fixes the system.
Current immigration laws are "antiquated and inadequate," and the U.S. immigration system is "a stain on the soul of our nation," one bishop said.
That didn't take long. About a week.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner, a Catholic, surprised many of us when he publicly made fun of his fellow Republicans as unwilling to take on the challenging task of passing immigration reform. Now Boehner regrets the modest but well-deserved public shaming of his House members.
When modern economic markets and Catholic social justice teaching are taken into consideration, any talk of a "minimum" wage becomes a moral understatement.
The simple fact that Republican House Speaker John Boehner recently and publicly teased his fellow conservative House members about not wanting to do the hard work on passing immigration reform is both unusual and telling. Here's The Huffington Post's report:
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
NCR Today: President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on Thursday, but three men from Philadelphia hope to beat him to the punch.