Kind of a busy weekend. Here's what you need to know:
This happened Saturday: Pop Francis replaces Cardinal Muller with deputy Ladaria as head of doctrinal congregation
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks with Fr. Thomas Doyle about Cardinal To Defend Himself Against Sexual Abuse Charges In Australia
Of course that is referring to: Cardinal Pell, Vatican finance chief, charged over historic allegations of sexual abuse
President Trump had a busy weekend: Trump Tweets Clip Of Him Bodyslamming CNN; Network Says 'Do Your Job'
But not too busy: President largely sidesteps the bully pulpit in pushing health-care bill
Gisagara, Rwanda -- Tutsis and Hutus practice the multiplication of love and fishes This part of the Making Peace series, coverage by National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report.
Come along on a "virtual retreat" as Global Sisters Report offers a look into a 10-day eco-scientific-spiritual program led by Maryknoll sisters in the heart of Panama's tropical forest.
- Here is the latest installment: Web of Life: closing the circle
- Visit this page daily to catch updates to this great event: Web of Life
- Here's some background on what this is all about: An invitation to the Web of Life
And finally, a few things to think about this Fourth of July, Independence Day, holiday:
Sr. Joan Chittister's column: Make America America again
Listen to Chittister and NCR editor at large Tom Roberts in conversation about her column: NCR Podcast: Dorothy Day play; Joan Chittister on the state of the nation
John Gehring reflects on the U.S. bishops' Fortnight for Freedom: Religious liberty should unite us, not divide us
Michael Sean Winters is in search for Where can we find a healthy patriotism?
That Dorothy Day play reference in the NCR podcast above was written by long-time NCR copy editor Patty McCarthy. Day's struggle with faith takes the stage
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.