NCR intern Maria Benevento discusses her recent article on Catholic peacebuilders and their ideas to bring stability to Afghanistan in the wake of the Trump administration's announcement to drastically change U.S. strategy in the conflicted country. Later, Fr. Roy Donovan with the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland talks about his statement asking the Irish bishops to put a hold on the permanent diaconate until Pope Francis makes a decision on allowing women deacons.
- A new strategy for Afghanistan? Robust peacemaking, say experts.
- The prospect of continued war in Afghanistan is grim indeed, writes Michael Sean Winters.
- Our Making Peace series examines global conflicts and potential solutions.
- Fr. Roy Donovan believes it's time for women to have a seat "at the top table."
- We say: It's time to fling open the door for women who want to lead in the Catholic Church.
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