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
Global Sisters Report Preview: A group of varied sisters, priests, and lay people come together in Vietnam to translate the Bible and other holy books into Vietnamese.
NCR Today: Francis to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch; Election 2016; Decision to be made on Katy Perry buying convent; Bogus priest sold fake trips to see Francis
Religious representatives promised to work to protect the environment and cope with climate change at a national conference that drew 400 participants to this central Vietnam area in early December.
Preview: The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul work closely with the numerous ethnic groups in the Daklak province of central Vietnam.
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
The 1980 meeting between Northern and Southern Vietnamese bishops was the first since Communist forces took control of North Vietnam in 1975.
Vietnamese bishops are at odds with Hanoi officials on a proposed government document dealing with religious freedom.
"This is a careful choice of the ministry and faith, not politics. We work with veterans not for charity but in deep gratitude for their sacrifices."
Vietnamese Msgr. Pietro Nguyen Van Tai will be remembered as a successful communicator who spent all life serving the church in Asia for decades.
Tai died of abdomen cancer Tuesday at age 67 in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. His funeral Mass was scheduled for Friday at the Assumption Cathedral of his native Vinh Long diocese.
He was considered the cornerstone or one of the pillars of Radio Veritas Asia, the 45-year-old continental short-wave radio station owned and operated by the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference in Manila, Philippines.