Simply Spirit: The third week of January (January 18-25) is devoted to prayers for Christian unity. Not long ago, I found myself longing for the day of Eucharistic table sharing.
Young Voices: There is a real divide in the church between pro-life champions and social justice activists. But Catholics in particular can do something about it.
Retired Archbishop Francis B. Schulte, who served as the 12th archbishop of New Orleans from 1988 to 2002, died Jan. 17 in hospice care in Darby, Pennsylvania. He was 89.
Mary Anne Grady Flores visited with her ailing mother before beginning a jail sentence for violating an order to stay away from an Air National Guard colonel and base.
A small c catholic: In our age of instant digital communication, are religious leaders providing easy-to-find information on gun violence that we can use to get involved?
KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD
By Gary Rivlin
Published by Simon and Schuster, $27
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "I've learned that although times change, the pope has changed with the times as well."
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.'