NCR Today: Peter Laird in January was granted by Pope Francis a “request for laicization,” or dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state.
Adjunct secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture Bishop Paul Tighe spoke as part of a panel at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) called "Compassionate Disruption."
The archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that Fr. Stanley Rother, a North American priest who was brutally murdered in Guatemala in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23.
Distinctly Catholic: Republicans have a hard time reforming insurance programs which are, in their very nature, redistributive. Alas, the GOP's libertarian instincts have kicked in.
College roundup: A "Crusader" is too controversial today to remain mascot; 19-year-old is running company with new adhesive for medical devices; Ohio State University students fast in solidarity with Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
As civil liberties advocates in the U.S. criticize President Trump’s reference to “honor killings” in a new travel ban, saying it smears and targets Muslims, one Muslim member of the U.K.’s Parliament is acting on separate concerns that the phrase legitimizes rape and murder.
In January, Conservative Member of Parliament Nusrat Ghani proposed a bill in the House of Commons that would prohibit use of the term “honour killing” in official publications.
NCR Today: There's nothing like telling it like it is … at the seat of male ecclesial power.
Young Voices: My senior year of high school, I experienced a significant holy disruption to the bubble of white privilege in which I lived.
Retired Bishop James Moynihan, who served as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse from 1995 to 2009, died March 6. He was 84.
NCR Today: My preoccupation with Trump's tweets is disturbing my own equilibrium.