NCR Today: Rosemary Radford Ruether; Francis' peace message (Did he read our editorial?); The presidential election turns nastier (if you can believe that); Robot babies as a teaching aide questioned.
Pope Francis will dedicate his annual World Peace Day message this winter to promoting non-violent strategies to prevent and stop global violence, proposing what the Vatican is calling a "political method" to overcome armed conflicts.
"Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace" will be the theme for the Jan. 1, 2017 message, the Vatican announced in a short release Friday.
NCR Today: NCR's interview with Tim Kaine; Austrian sisters recognized for 40 years of working with South Korean leprosy patients; Why the Italy earthquake was so severe
The Field Hospital: Scholars, pastors and lay workers from Italy attended a June seminar sponsored by Villanova University's Center for Church Management and Business Ethics.
The Field Hospital: Connecticut has 10 percent decline in those who identify as Catholic; Man arrested for allegedly threatening Knoxville bishop, parishes; Ind. parish celebrates 175 years
Talk of women's ordination at DeMoines Catholic Worker anniversary celebration bares a debate within the wider worker community.
NCR Today: The Hispanic church; Missouri bishops oppose conceal and carry law; Urban dairy in Ho Chi Minh City; Fired educator sues Catholic school; Next synod on peacemaking?
La Iglesia Hispana: The V Encuentro, a national gathering, is slated for September 2018. But it's the four years leading up to the event that are of particular consequence.
NCR Today: As coalition forces have liberated cities from ISIS occupation, the international community has become aware of the needs of the liberated populations.