True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told graduates.
Pope Francis has rebranded the Catholic Church and the papacy, and the media have taken notice. That was the message delivered by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica.
Distinctly Catholic: If you are looking for a book that gives a concise and well organized exposition of what Pope Francis has said about economic matters, this is it.
Take and Read: St. Augustine's churning, restless ponderings swept me through the narrative, but my truest point of encounter was yet to come.
NCR Today: The spectrum of relationships in "Mothers and Daughters" offers a marvelous view of the reality and struggle of human lives.
Distinctly Catholic: A headline switch reveals a bias at The Washington Post that is not restricted to the opinion section.
Take and Read: Hans Jonas opened my eyes to how ethics must become part of the fabric of the future as well as of the present.
NCR Today: Favorite films about the presidency? Every title here supports the idea that men and women of character are needed in a democracy.
NCR Today: Thomas McDonough's new collection of articles by Dorothy Day written in 1916-17 is invigorating.
Theatre: "Luther has a huge influence now, more than most people realize. The whole concept of the separation of church and state -- he had a big part in articulating that."