Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop, who ministered to California farmworkers and the poor, and recognized the martyrdom of an Italian layman, who died en route to a Nazi death camp after refusing to recite allegiance to Adolf Hitler.
As the U.S. church has shown an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics, so will the thousands traveling to 2016 edition of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.
NCR Today: William L. McSweeney Jr., publisher of NCR from February 1986 through December 1996, died June 28. He was 85.
Redemptorist Fr. Gerry Moloney told NCR "something is rotten in the state of the CDF, and while the current people and processes remain in place, nothing will change."
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Bill Brisotti, ordained in 1968, knew the Berrigans and Dorothy Day and has spent decades in a parish that has overflowing Masses in Spanish.
Column: With the recent passing of Jesse Mann at age 94 in Washington, D.C., higher education lost a world-class professor of philosophy.
Making a Difference: Millions of workers must secretly and dangerously cross the border to fill vacant American jobs in order to support their families.
Reconciliation in Chicago: Positive delusion is a spirituality of hope -- that God can bring forth life from death (or from a life sentence).
Essay: I have come to understand that a wake is a version of a funeral Mass and that a funeral home is a church by another name.