NCR Today: The Philadelphia archbishop will coordinate "an informal working group" assigned to further the family document's reception and implementation.
Building Trust in Afghanistan
by Kathy Kelly
May 30, 2016
Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe mistrust makes it almost impossible for such groups to negotiate an end to Afghanistan’s nightmare of war.
The Field Hospital: Determining credibility under the Dallas Charter; parishioners investigate pastor's finances; the Neocatechumenal Way proves divisive; forming more "intentional disciples" at the parish level.
NCR Today: St. Paul-Minneapolis bankruptcy; Celebration editor Pat Marrin retiring; Ghana's health insurance plan puts Catholic hospital at risk; Can women rejoin the ranks as deacons?
NCR Today: On June 1, Pat Marrin, the editor of Celebration for almost two decades, will step down, beginning that new chapter known as retirement.
NCR Today: A 1968 essay warned of an existential threat to Israel, from within Israel itself, namely its new occupation of lands conquered in the 1967 war.
Take and Read: Johann Baptist Metz oriented my work toward the dialogue between mysticism and politics, liturgy and ethics.
NCR Today: We will turning off the comments system starting Saturday, May 28.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
The Field Hospital: Parishioners' hat drive ministry serves needy; San Francisco archbishop highlights need for ongoing adult faith formation, following results from survey on synod topics