The following are excerpts from the Random House biography Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye.
A small c catholic: Young people's chances of making the world a more secure and loving place improve dramatically when they know what came before them.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki called the violence that broke out in Milwaukee as part of protests over the fatal police shooting of an African-American man "a self-inflicted wound."
NCR Today: Kristen Whitney Daniels, NCR's newest Bertelsen intern, seems to have taken Pope Francis' advice to the World Youth Day pilgrims.
Reconciliation in Chicago: The ministry of reconciliation calls us to create safe and welcoming places for those who sometimes aren't ready to be embraced.
2016 Olympics: For Thea LaFond, representing the Caribbean island Dominica, her route to Rio -- and track and field -- was anything but direct.
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly criticized the absence of Irish bishops at the funeral mass of Marist Fr. Sean Fagan, who was censured by the Vatican in 2008.
Rio Olympics: Medals or no medals, the team of 10 has been one of the biggest stories in Brazil.
THE GOOD DEATH: AN EXPLORATION OF DYING IN AMERICA
By Ann Neumann
Published by Beacon Press, 248 pages, $26.95
Rio Olympics: Pro basketball player Kevin Lisch works hard at his game, but God has always been at the center.