United Nations: The Federation of American Scientists' tallies show there are about 15,350 nuclear weapons in the world. The U.S. and Russia each have about 4,500 nuclear weapons stockpiled.
NCR Today: A proposed change to the so-called pacifist clause of Japan's constitution has called the country's relatively small Catholic church to action.
Special feature: An early career in the Navy led Msgr. Stuart Swetland to deeper questions about the Gospel.
I awoke this morning with NPR, as I usually do, and heard poetic words from President Obama speaking in Hiroshima, Japan:
“…among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. …”
Faith and Justice: Around the world, matters of religious freedom have been getting worse, not better.
NCR Today: Abuse fall out in Altoona-Johnston, Pa.; Catholics against Trump can blame themselves; Why a nuncio matters; North Korean nukes.
NCR Today: Supreme Court to hear abortion case; Mount St. Mary's University president resigns; Georgia's proposed 'religious liberty' bill; Sioux City to close 41 parishes
NCR Today: I wanted to sing the "Te Deum" when I found out that our treaty with Iran was in force.
The bishop of Wichita, Kansas presented a report on Fr. Emil J. Kapaun to the Congregation for Saints' Causes a week after the 65th anniversary of his North Korean capture.
During his trip, Pope Francis built on the theme of reconciliation, coupling it with calls for forgiveness and inclusiveness, especially keeping in mind the poor and marginalized of society.