I spent the weekend of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations in New Mexico, walking with members of our Loretto Committee and discussing our community resistance to nuclear weapons.
Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is tense, too, with jolting violence this summer over dismantled settlement homes, gay rights and a brutal attack on a Palestinian family.
NCR Today: A leading nuclear arms expert endorsed the Iran nuclear treaty Aug. 9 as a vital step towards moving the world to ban these weapons of mass destruction.
Just Catholic: Last week, fifty villagers murdered five women accused of witchcraft in east India. And you thought I was going to write about Donald Trump.
Pope Francis said the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago this week “still arouses horror and revulsion.”
As the United States gears up for the next presidential election in 2016, would-be contenders are already coming forward to announce their candidacies. As soon as each makes his or her intentions public, the race begins -- not the presidential race, but a parallel race bent on smearing the opposition by digging into their personal lives for every true or unsubstantiated detail that might cast doubt on their abilities, ethics, principles and values.
Will the church learn over time to recognize and accept the values of capitalism?
NCR Today: This is a sobering week. I find myself pondering the fact I was alive -- age one year, six months, 24 days -- the day the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, at 8:15 in the morning.
Throughout the United States many actions have been planned to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Preview: Dozens of undocumented immigrants flooded a church respite center in McAllen, Texas, after the Border Patrol set them free without bus tickets in July.