Take and Read: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman's Beyond the Text: A Holistic Approach to Liturgy influenced my scholarship, thinking and teaching ever since I first read it.
NCR Today: Happy Epiphany! Cardinal Tobin installed in Newark today; 'High Noon for Religious Left'; Obama writes law review article; Catholic peacemaking: Northern Ireland, Congo and the streets of Chicago and Nairobi.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
Six handpicked religious figures, most from the religious right, will beseech the heavens on behalf of Donald Trump’s presidency on Inauguration day. The covey of six represents a narrow spectrum of the nation’s diversity: it includes New York’s Cardinal, Billy Graham’s Muslim averse son, a noted rabbi, Florida televangelist, Hispanic Christian leader and an African American bishop. Trump himself doesn’t belong to any of those traditions though most share his politics.
NCR Today: The Women's March on Washington is for everyone, and it's for more than women's rights and equality.
NCR Today: Belgian sister's NGO advocates for India's exploited domestic workers; Syrian cease-fire crumbles as forces advance around Damascus; May and Merkel's relationship almost nonexistent
The Field Hospital: Prayers bolster injured 17-year-old in Louisiana; Colorado Springs liturgy expresses solidarity with immigrants; St. Ann Place ministers to homeless and hungry in Florida.
NCR Today: Women's March could become biggest inauguration demonstration; Trump's tweet, constituent protests corral dissenting GOP house members; Colombian president alters peace pact at army's request
NCR Today: Those who are concerned about the results of this election need to consider involving themselves in the political process starting at the local level.
The leaders of one of the world's smallest and oldest countries are backing Pope Francis' recent call for Christians to embrace Jesus' teachings on nonviolence, saying in a letter to the pontiff that he is encouraging them not to give into the "blackmail" of just war theory.