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U.S. warns of military option if North Korea continues push for nuclear weapons

Michael Sean Winters says: The Trump administration’s budget proposal is profoundly immoral. It uses a manufactured scenario in which we Americans are living in a time of scarcity, an equally fabricated claim that our military needs billions of dollars more money, all to hurt programs that help the poor or the planet.

Other budget assessments:

The Compass, newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, neighbor to Paul Ryan, the Catholic Speaker of the House of Represenatives, wrote an editorial that declares: Health care is a human right "Affordable and universal health care is a 'fundamental issue of human life and dignity,' according to the U.S. bishops. ... the bishops are whispering in the ear of Paul Ryan and other congressional leaders: Don’t forget the poor."

Fr. Tom Reese says, Now is the time for married priests

Explore this NCR special report with recent articles on the topic of immigration and family separation.

The Economist looks at Vatican financial reform: Pope Francis presses ahead with tackling the Vatican’s murky finances But judges steeped in church law will struggle to understand financial wheeler-dealing

Global Sisters Report writer Sr. Michele Morek says, We have the networks, community and tools to resist

This year, 12 Catholic colleges are in the “March Madness” tournament starting March 16: Amid March Madness, chaplains offer spiritual support

At this time of year, Michael Sean Winters turns from politics to basketball and declares: March Madness is upon us. For sports fans, the NCAA tournament is probably the best time of year.

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