Devotion to divine mercy spurred Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn to correspond with Richard Masterson, a death row inmate in Texas who could be put to death Jan. 20.
NCR Today: High drama at end of Iran prisoner swap; Pope Francis a not-so-clear, but very present danger; abortion number, rate both down; Tom Fox takes 'rewirement'
NCR Today: Tom Fox, longtime NCR leader and most recently publisher, looks back on 36 years as he moves on to what some might call 'retirement.'
Making a Difference: In his 2016 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis expresses concerns about a "globalization of indifference."
Viewpoint: How many days of 2015 were there no police shootings of unarmed men, women and children? How do we build the "world house" King once envisioned?
Column: Students successfully protested to change the names of two campus buildings named after Jesuits involved in slavery. The author suggests new names: Jesuits Fr. Richard McSorley and Daniel Berrigan.
Grant Gallicho, formerly associate editor at the independent lay journal Commonweal, became Nov. 1 the new director of publications and media for the Chicago archdiocese.
Young Voices: A quirky priest, who died in December, had an inextinguishable light, whether guiding volunteers in Peru or contending with Shining Path terrorists.
Retired Archbishop Francis T. Hurley of Anchorage died Jan. 10 at his home in Anchorage, two days shy of his 89th birthday. He served as archbishop from 1976 to 2001.
Jesuit Fr. Eusebio Francisco Kino, an Italian missionary to the American Southwest known as the "Padre on Horseback," was honored at the Tumacacori National Historical Park with Kino Legacy Day.