Thomas C. Fox was NCR editor and/or publisher most years between 1980 and 2015. His reports from Vietnam appeared in the earliest issues of National Catholic Reporter. He has also reported for The Washington Star, the Detroit Free Press, TIME magazine and The New York Times. His e-mail address is

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new documentary is an important contribution to the examination of both the Vietnam War and the unconscionably deadly impact of war in general.

Charity Sisters celebrate life of Helen Garvey

With a little help from her friends, under a cloudy sky and light warm drizzle, the body of Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Helen Maher Garvey departed her motherhouse for the last time Aug. 17.

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