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Sixth Sunday of Easter: Becoming universal

Scripture for Life: If Paul and Rahner are right, we are living in a moment of extraordinary grace and opportunity. Our debates may be fierce, but we need to trust that the Holy Spirit will guide us if we are open. The road we choose will make all the difference.

Vatican, Catholic colleges weigh-in on emerging AI ethics debate

Marquette University students are part of a growing movement of tech sector professionals, religious leaders and Silicon Valley workers wrestling with profound questions about whether future technologies will be used for good or evil.

Is God becoming non-partisan?

The emergence of the religious left complicates previously held narratives that the right had an ownership of faith in American politics. It also raises questions, The Washington Post opinion writer Christine Emba said, about "what Christianity really means? What the Bible actually says? And what parts of the Gospel are most relevant today?"

Copy Desk Daily, May 24, 2019

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights the news and opinion that's crossed copy editors' desks, on its way to readers.

Laudato Si' Generation rallies Catholic youth for climate strikes

The second global #FridaysForFuture climate strike, following the first in March that drew 1.4 million people, will include a growing number of young Catholics.

As we honor veterans, may we find better ways to resolve conflict

Distinctly Catholic: It is a fitting tribute to pray for an end to war, to begin using our political power to disassemble the military-industrial complex, to work on peace-building initiatives in our communities and in our country, to support diplomatic efforts around the globe to end strife by peaceful means.

Can we arm the nation without harming our own?

Enemy Within: For many in Kansas City, the acquisition of the Bannister Federal Complex by a private developer represented an innovative effort to redeem a dangerous brownfield. But sick workers wondered if the site could ever really be cleaned as more revelations surfaced about the plant's toxic legacy.

Your thoughts on new laws and women deacons

Your thoughts: Some big news out of the Vatican on new laws mandating reporting of abuse or its cover-up, and Pope Francis handing over a report from the commission on women deacons.

Pope's quotes: Love truth, live truth

Pope's quotes: "Loving the truth means not only affirming it, but rather living it, bearing witness to it in your work. … The issue is not that of being or not being a believer. The issue here is being or not being honest with yourself and with others."

A harvest of solidarity

Daily Easter Reflections: In 1959, Pope John XXIII was already describing the council he convened as a "new Pentecost." The Holy Spirit was pouring out charisms to reinvigorate the church, its mission in the world, and its outreach to other Christian communions and religions.