Maureen Fiedler, SL, is the host of Interfaith Voices, a public radio show, heard on 62 radio stations in North America. She has been involved in interfaith activities for more than three decades as an active participant in coalitions working for social justice, racial and gender equality, and peace. Her special interests lie at the intersection of theology and public policy. She is a Sister of Loretto, and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in Washington.
NCR Today: Cats (and dogs as well) sometimes do display a sense of spirituality — not often perhaps, and certainly not all the time. But they seem to sense that they were created by a higher Being and in their best moments, they know they should be kind to each other.
NCR Today: Mary McAleese said the church has long "been a primary global carrier of the virus of misogyny." How true. And this is an area where Pope Francis has fallen way short.
NCR Today: I am not surprised at reports of foul and insulting language from Trump. But this latest is not just a case of "bad language." It is a case of racism, pure and simple.
NCR Today: The women and men of the Catholic lobbying group are a blessing on the Hill, because they speak the Gospel message in the face of legislation such as this.