NCR Connections: As we move into a presidential administration that does not disparage — or openly threaten — the media, our job remains to tell the truth, uncover what may be hidden and hold the powerful accountable.
We say: Stigmatizing Trump's call to overturn an election is the first step down the path of moral reckoning. If inviting an insurrection against the United States is not an impeachable offense, nothing is.
Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church law to make explicit that laywomen can act as readers and altar servers in liturgical celebrations, effectively removing a previous option for individual bishops to restrict those ministries only to men.
Pope Francis says he was left "astonished" by the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, expressing surprise in his first interview since the riot that such a scene could unfold in a country with a long history of practicing democracy.