President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, would be the current court's fourth Jewish justice if confirmed. Jews hold 44 percent of the seats on the court.
A small c catholic: Christians are flawed human beings who would do well to adopt the Benedictine virtue of humility any time we dispute matters with others.
NCR Today: White Christians are no longer a majority of Americans, and that makes some people exceedingly nervous and fearful -- and nostalgic.
Column: The day the Affordable Care Act was passed, I told a friend who worked for the Obama administration, "Just remember, the sales pitch can't stop."
A federal district court ruled the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision that approved same-sex marriages did not apply to Puerto Rico.
In the summer of 1956, as a 6th grader, I watched the Democratic National Convention with amazement as a young Irish Catholic senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, came within 38 ½ votes of the Democratic nomination for vice president of the United States. I also watched as he lost that nomination to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee on the next ballot.
Just Catholic: The level of political discussion in the U.S. is painfully low, and the level of dishonesty is alarmingly high.
"It is precisely in these times that the Catholic institution of higher learning is called to continual self-examination to ensure that it maintains and promotes an authentic Catholic identity."
NCR Today: Religious leaders engaged in political rhetoric need “to have conversations in a prophetic mode that don’t become injurious.”
The so-called Republican establishment created Donald Trump.
These Republicans, such as Mitt Romney, are now launching attacks on Trump as they fear that he will win enough delegates to become the presidential nominee. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the recent debates have finally begun to criticize Trump for his bad-boy behavior and his outrageous verbal assaults on them and other candidates. The mainstream media in turn seems to suggest that more moderate conservatives (whatever that means) are panicked about Trump.
But is this is all wrong.