The first day of Olympic competition I heard one of the sportscasters say that the crowds never root for the USA, anywhere. While I watched, they were rooting for Puerto Rican women in volleyball, Polish and Columbian men in cycling, Australians and Chinese in swimming, and Qatar men in beach volleyball.
NCR Today: GOP leadership worried about Trump, but he's raking in cash support; Profile of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin; Why the school year begins so early.
Reconciliation in Chicago: Our work, sometimes, is as simple (and difficult) as offering a safe place for young people to just be, safe from street violence.
Say No to Nukes. Iowa peace groups plan Hiroshima, Nagasaki remembrance on Tuesday Aug. 9 in Des Moines.
NCR Today: The vice president on Monday caught attention with a photo of him officiating at a marriage between two male White House staffers.
Say No to Nukes. The anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a time for repenting the sin and reclaiming a future without nuclear weapons.
Say No to Nukes. A nonviolent witness and prayers for repentance are planned outside the White House Aug. 6.
NCR Today: The clergy wage gap; Politics 2016; Bringing peace to Africa; Catholic sisters and the 2016 election, Trouble in Ireland's national seminary.
Women, deacons and ordination. Rather than getting a hypothetical opinion on whether women can be deacons, I'd think the first order of business is to review whether men can be priests.
NCR Today: The thought that an unstable, narcissistic personality with low knowledge of foreign policy could have access to weapons of mass destruction is beyond scary.