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.
Preview: The face of U.S. theological studies was male, white and clerical, until Holy Cross Sr. Mary Madeleva Wolff established the first graduate theology school for women.
Commentary: There is an inconsistency in our commitment to human rights for all if we deny the rights of same-gender-loving persons to marry.
Landon H. Rowland, a noted Kansas City businessman, philanthropist, and a longtime NCR supporter and board member emeritus, died Dec. 28 at home near Kansas City, Mo. He was 78.