NCR Today: Trump's 100-day mark nears; Congo bishops work for peace; Scholars meet to criticize Amoris Laetitia; French election goes to run-off; Arkansas moves forward with executions.
The Vatican has called on Catholics and Buddhists to work together to teach wider society the value of a nonviolent lifestyle, saying in a letter for an upcoming Buddhist holiday that the founders of the two faiths were alike in their promotion of peacemaking.
“Jesus Christ and the Buddha were promoters of nonviolence as well as peacemakers,” the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue writes in a letter issued Saturday for the upcoming Buddhist holiday of Vesakh.
NCR Today: What could happen between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis if the U.S. leader gets his wish to meet the head of the Roman Catholic Church next month?
College students from across the country are participating in hunger strikes to protest fast-food chain Wendy's for refusing to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Program.
Arkansas executes Ledell Lee, the first inmate to be executed in the state since 2005. Lee asks for Communion as his last meal.
NCR Today: Living in our house in Anacortes, Washington, is an endless gift. Our extra rooms allowed us to take in people like our brave, unforgettable Uncle Winston.
Movie review: Known for "Hotel Rwanda," director and co-writer Terry George turns to the Armenian genocide in "The Promise," with themes that resonate a century later.
Campus Notebook: Homelessness symposium at Seattle University; new president at Lewis U.; new free online database at Notre Dame; Duquesne U. students protest Chik-fil-A presence
NCR Today: A roundup of health care policy news; Wichita, Kansas, Diocese has 58 seminarians; Limerick, Ireland, will have no Masses or Communion on Tuesday; Aussie bishop stumps for Great Barrier Reef.
The Field Hospital: The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests criticizes treatment of homosexual persons in the Congregation for Clergy's recent document "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation."