Raleigh, N.C. --- Moral Mondays Return to Raleigh -- As the state senators bowed their heads for an opening prayer, the protestors filed by, hundreds upon hundreds, totally quiet, pressing their signs up to the glass -- signs about fracking, and women’s rights, and health care reform. “Jesus wept ... and so do we.” “In-state tuition for dreamers.” “God wants justice and compassion for the poor.” The senators didn’t look up.
Oakland, Calif. -- Teacher Refuses to Sign Controversial Morality Clause with Oakland Diocese
Huffington Post picks up, runs with NCR editorial: Catholic Church's #1 Pro-Life Issue Is The Environment
Pope Francis eyes religious reconciliation on trip to Holy Land. Read all of NCR's Holy Land coverage here: Francis in the Holy Land.
New to NCR: Obituaries.
Visit these pages to remember and celebrate the lives of those we have recently lost.
Have you been reading NCR's new website devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious? Check it (daily) at Global Sisters Report. Here's a great example of the work of GSR: An academic look at the Apostolic Visitation by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans
Parents of Rachel Corrie, the American activist killed in 2003 during a protest against Israeli Defense Forces operations in the Gaza Strip, have their appeal heard by Israeli Supreme Court.
Locking horns over 'The Asian Jesus' Why was a respected Indian theologian called to the Vatican?. Learn more about Jesuit Fr. Michael Amaladoss
Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila: Cardinal 'shocked' by survey responses on family life. Read more about the Synod of Bishops 2014 on the family
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.