Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:
New review: Robert Shine posits that Donald Trump's victory in 2016 was not an accident, that rather, his election resulted in part from nearly 50 years of building political power by conservative activists and their corporate allies. And at the heart of that movement have been white Christians. He reviews Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's new book, Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good, calling it a post-election call for white Christians to think differently. Read more.
We have heard from a few of our bishops about the need to end racism, and for police violence against Black men to stop. But for the most part, prudence, not prophecy, has seized the episcopate. Read: Our Romero moment: Time for US bishops to stand up against racism by Ed Griffin-Nolan.
Heidi Schlumpf, NCR's executive editor, takes a look at how EWTN's radio show "Morning Glory" has been temporarily suspended by one of its largest U.S. affiliate stations, following social media backlash against host Gloria Purvis. Read the latest NCR Connections.
The coronavirus threatens to put a dent in international enrollment, causing problems for Catholic schools' increasingly important diversity goals and increasingly stressed balance sheets. Read more.
Good news: Catholic leaders in the Amazon formed a new church body that will head up implementing the proposals put forward last year at the Vatican's special synod on the Amazon. Read EarthBeat staff writer Brian Roewe's report.
From NCR columnist Michael Sean Winters:
- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, striking down a Louisiana law that requires hospital admitting privileges for physicians who perform abortions in that state's clinics, was surprising and inconsequential. Read: Pro-life cause stymied, but not because of court decision
From the wires:
- Court says tax credit program can't exclude religious schools
- Catholic leaders denounce court's rejection of federal death penalty appeal
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