Webathon 2017. Every year at this time, I am humbled by the praise NCR receives of the work we do. It inspires me and keeps me going. So readers, I say to you: With deep gratitude: Thanks for your support.
This news came in late Friday. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, Maryknoll priest and former foreign minister of Nicaragua, has died at age 84. We plan to have a more comprehensive look at D'Escoto's life and work later today.
June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor, established by the United Nations in 2002 "to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it." A meditation for the day: "Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together."
New Delhi, India -- Advocate for India's rickshaw workers is known as 'the Lioness'
NCR's Heidi Schlumpf spent the weekend in Albuquerque with the Catholic Theological Society of America. Here's the round up of all her reports. Here are a few highlights:
- Theologians talk ecofeminism, linking exploitation of women, Earth
- Hispanic, black theologians meet to address incarceration, deportation
- Hailed as a founder of modern comparative theology, Jesuit Fr. Francis Clooney receives John Courtney Murray Award
Meanwhile, we're all trying to keep up with President Trump:
- D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath
- Trump May Not Visit U.K. This Year as Planned
- After just a few months in office, President Trump has already upended America’s relationship with much of the world. Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey, the Philippines and Israel appear to be in the administration’s good graces. Meanwhile, nearly all of Western Europe, Canada, Qatar, Iran, Cuba, Australia and Ukraine appear to be on the outs. Trump upends the global order
- But maybe order will be restored at the White House: Melania, Barron Trump move into White House
Portland, Oregon -- Kenton Women's Village of tiny homes officially open
100 years ago in Spokane: Daily Chronicle touts city as 'mecca' for education Catholic schools were very much in this movement attracting "increasing numbers of families to city."
Start your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.
Or reflect on Pencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.