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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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.


Network spells out the consequences of the tax bill

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.


The Orthodox Church's move on women deacons is a baby step forward

NCR Today: Patriarch Theodoros II and the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria have decided to reinstate the order of deaconesses in the Greek Orthodox Church. It's welcome news, though it is short of any goal favored by feminists, whether Orthodox or Catholic.