Distinctly Catholic: The political cause for the changes is that Paul Ryan needs to appease the Freedom Caucus and its fetish about anything that smacks of a mandate.
Distinctly Catholic: No Christian theology can start with the premise that self-interest, enlightened or otherwise, is an appropriate starting point for ethics, Christian or otherwise.
Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at Villanova University, shares his analysis of Pope Francis' TED talk about making real connections.
Distinctly Catholic: His own past business practices, his administration appointments and policies so far, and divisions within the GOP don't bode well for American workers.
Affordable Care Act: Health policy analysts say that some of the health law’s marketplace problems could be improved with a bipartisan spirit.
We say: Fixing the current health care system isn't the only battle we must engage. A deeper, more philosophical and tougher fight awaits us.
NCR Today: There is no comprehensive strategy for this administration, and, as of now, the operation of this White House is at odds with the Trump campaign.
We say: Breathe a sigh of relief for the American people. For now, Obamacare is safe. But then let's roll up our sleeves for the next battle.
On March 24, the signature legislative goal of the Trump administration and the Republican Congress went down to defeat. The American Health Care Act was pulled from the floor and it was decided to forget about the Republican pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare for the foreseeable future. The Trump administration and speaker Paul Ryan have both suffered a major defeat. For his part, Trump has moved on and washed his hands of health care.
NCR Today: It is very hard to keep up with all of Donald Trump's outrageous and dangerous comments and actions. But true Americans have to oppose him.