By the Inauguration, Americans were swearing in at record levels, at least it seemed. The election had touched off a round of bad mouthing that saturated the country from its nooks and crannies to its elitist parlors.
A fake edition of the Vatican's semi-official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano made the rounds in Rome Friday, declaring in a bolded headline that Pope Francis had (subtext: finally) responded to four cardinals who challenged him last fall with five yes or no questions about how he understands church teaching.
"He responded!" the fake paper exclaims under what looks like an exact copy of L'Osservatore's masthead. "Francis has broken his silence on the dubia of the four cardinals."
Updated Campus Notebook: Saint Joseph’s College announced on Feb. 3 it will temporarily close June 1 due to severe debt.
NCR Today: “Calderon’s Two Dreams,” drama from the golden age of Spanish theater, is being resurrected for the New York stage this month.
Young Voices: NCR is looking for a few more young voices to add to our popular column. Deadline to apply is March 1.
Welcome back to your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR yesterday:
NCR Today: Although Students for Justice in Palestine followed all the required procedures, Fordham has refused to recognize it. But its members have every right to organize for justice.
The Field Hospital: Parishes should do more to address the growing need to accommodate hearing loss among those who come to Mass.
The Field Hospital: Can Catholic churches learn from the mega-model? The Catholic response to Trump's travel ban; saving a Polish parish in Chicago for today's Catholics.
NCR Today: The U.S. Senate invokes rare rule to silence a member; courts continue to weigh in on president's ban on refugees; parish news and the latest from Global Sisters Report