NCR Today: "When you are with them in the field you see that all these people are human beings. ... They just need a hand to walk next to them."
Faith and Justice: Around the world, matters of religious freedom have been getting worse, not better.
Just Catholic: The rich and powerful hid their money with the help of a law firm in Panama, a country where thousands suffer painful poverty.
NCR Today: The suicide bombing on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, is part of the religious hatred that is infecting too much of our globe.
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Faith and Justice: Believers must join in condemning contemptuous and hateful speech directed at any religious group.
A Pakistani court has directed the Punjab provincial government and police to give the father of death row convict Asia Bibi prison visitation rights, a family lawyer said.
As he stepped down as president, George Washington warned the republic against entangling alliances with foreign states. The Farewell Address warned against both long-term hostilities and extended friendly relationships. On both counts, he showed foresight.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on policemen guarding a Catholic church, police officials said.
Asif Khan, a local township police officer, confirmed the March 24 attack outside of St. Peter Church in the southern Pakistani city, reported the Asian Catholic news portal ucanews.com.
"Two masked men riding a motorbike fired on policemen who were deployed outside the church," Khan said. "Police retaliated, after which the assailants sped away."
The rise of the so-called Islamic State dominated headlines in 2014 as the group sowed death and destruction across Iraq and Syria.