Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Mallory sent a 23-year-old Catholic to a Baptist church for 12 Sundays.
Commentary: Is the concept of female permanent deacons a viable idea?
Michael A. Scaperlanda, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, is the new president of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, the state's only Catholic university.
GROUNDED: FINDING GOD IN THE WORLD -- A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION
By Diana Butler Bass
Published by HarperOne, 336 pages, $26.99
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
Column: Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan never set out to radicalize his life by resisting state violence and being jailed for it.
NCR Today: On June 1, Pat Marrin, the editor of Celebration for almost two decades, will step down, beginning that new chapter known as retirement.
Analysis: A creation of the church, the diaconate is a malleable ministry of service.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Most of us know migrants through stories we read; recently, I saw several ministries in the Rio Grande Valley firsthand.
DIMESTORE: A WRITER'S LIFE
By Lee Smith
Published by Algonquin Books, 224 pages, $24.95
Before Lee Smith became a writer, she was an avid reader, encouraged by her mother, who read to her from babyhood. Smith developed wide-ranging tastes in books, although she says she didn't read casually or for information. She read to feel "all wild and trembly inside."