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.
NCR Today: Francis launches first video prayer message; Texas bishop rips 'cowboy mentality' against gun control; Md. cantor fired; linking inequality with global turmoil
Bishop Lessard, who was 42 when he was ordained bishop of Savannah in 1973, served as diocesan bishop until 1995, died Jan. 3 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 85.
TWO DOGS AND A PARROT: WHAT OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS CAN TEACH US ABOUT LIFE
By Joan Chittister
Published by Bluebridge, $18.95
"As far back as I can remember," says hoodlum Henry Hill at the beginning of "Goodfellas," "I always wanted to be a gangster."
"All my life," writes Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, "I wanted a dog."