New Perils in Harvey's Wake: As the remnants of former Hurricane Harvey move northeast, Houston and its surroundings are dealing with new dangers: toxic muck left over from the receding waters; "acrid and irritating" smoke from chemical reactions at a plant in Crosby, Texas; and shortages of necessities such as water and gas in some areas. The White House said 100,000 homes had been affected.
Not good news from Kenya: Kenya's Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote
Newsweek wonders if President Trump is on a collision course with his chief of staff, John Kelly. Trump Lashes Out at Top Aides in Private As He Struggles Over Harvey, Charlottesville and Media Coverage
As deadline looms, an odd coalition is forming around the immigration program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA:
- Hundreds of business leaders call on Trump to protect 'dreamers'
- Catholic leaders get personal over threat to DACA
Here's what NCR and GSR columnists are saying today:
- Michael Sean Winters finds in Illinois an education-funding measure that will help both public and private schools -- a victory for the common good -- along with other instances of legislative concord.
- Colleen Gibson has noticed a phrase popping up more and more in conversations among her sisters: "Now, more than ever, our charism is needed in the world," they say as they discuss current events.
- Fr. Tom Reese's newest column: Face to faith with Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich
- Ilia Delio says that one problem we have understanding the Catholic social justice tradition is that we've made it a human work when in fact social justice is a definition of nature itself. Evolution and social justice, nature itself
Remembering Holy Cross Fr. Don McNeill, founding director of Notre Dame University's Center for Social Concerns. He inspired students to care about social justice.
This NCR Editorial "Retain abuse survivors or risk irrelevancy", should be paired with this new report: Papal abuse commission considers restructuring, survivors may lose direct role
Start your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.
Or reflect on Pencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.