Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, described as "the father of U.S. Latino religious thought," has died. He was accused this year in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy 30 years ago.
Trinity Washington University's President Patricia McGuire was honored Monday with the 2016 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence for her outstanding leadership in transforming the university during her 27-year career at the institution.
Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
When St. John* XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council almost 54 years ago, he set the tone for that great gathering with these words: "Now the Bride of Christ wishes to use the medicine of mercy rather than taking up the arms of security. ... The Catholic Church ... wants to show herself a loving mother to all; patient, kind, moved by compassion and goodness."
NCR Today: In his third pontifical year, Francis opened a Year of Mercy, made five international trips, released an encyclical, closed the Synod of Bishops on the family.
The lawsuit claims that a Legionaries priest asked for an extra $94,000 donation in order to secure the priest's signature on paperwork finalizing a land deal.
Young Voices: When it comes to family-friendly workplace policies, NETWORK is leading the way for U.S. Catholics.
Eco Catholic: "This is potentially an extraordinary moment for the church … Now do we take it or do we go back into our burrows?"
Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island says it is open to reversing a controversial policy that denies transgender students admission if it can get help providing accommodations.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Catholic women religious are on the front lines of immigration issues in the United States.