David and Erin Schmidt have brought birth families into their two adopted kids' lives.
NCR Today: It all burst into the open on the papal plane carrying Pope Francis from Mexico back to Rome, building bridges versus building walls.
The board of trustees of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg issued an apology to the university community after a controversy erupted over a discussion about student retention.
Msgr. Thomas Hartman, half of TV and radio's "God Squad" and the longtime head of the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Telecare cable TV station, died Feb. 16.
Pope Francis praised the "generous service" of the former secretary-general of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and offered his condolences and prayers in the wake of his death.
GSR Preview: I first saw the child in the Detroit Free Press as the news was breaking regarding the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. His face wouldn't leave me.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Published by Spiegel & Grau, $24
Since Ta-Nehisi Coates' lyric essay, Between the World and Me, arrived in my mailbox in September, Coates has completed a book tour and the book has garnered him a National Book Award. Its excellence, therefore, should come as no surprise to me or to readers of this review.
NCR Today: Fauziya Kassindja's memoir exposes is a compelling story about women helping women -- and about the U.S. prison system.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Mercy Sr. Francene Horan has spent decades serving others -- including a time when she cared for dozens of young children awaiting foster care and adoption.
Letters from Pope John Paul II to a Polish-American academic, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, shed light on the pair’s close relationship and intimate discussions.