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.

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We need to resurrect our ideal of welcoming immigrants

Thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans are seeking refuge by crossing our southern border. Most are good people fleeing desperate poverty as well as violent gangs and cartels.


The spirituality of cats — yes, cats

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.


Francis needs to listen to women, not cardinals

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.


President Trump: Time for him to go

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.