NCR Today: I sent a survey to my 27 nieces and nephews, to gather data that could be useful to those ministering to today's American Catholics.
NCR Today: During a semester-long sabbatical, Fr. Rick LaBrecque surveyed 24 nieces and nephews, ranging in age from mid-20s to early 40s, all raised Catholic.
NCR Today: The people who were killed at Pulse in Orlando was the second time in a month I was confronted with the ugly reality of murder based on sexual orientation.
New blog series: "Reconciliation in Chicago" will feature stories from a Chicago-based ministry working with youth and families affected by violence and incarceration.
Reconciliation in Chicago: "You can't help but recognize that these young men long for a caring and guiding adult."
Essay: This autobiographical essay, reflecting on my awareness of racism and white privilege in my theological journey, has not been easy to write.
Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, and sister.
Young Voices: My first official Father's Day is a good time to revisit our wedding Mass readings and see what they mean to me now.
Fr. Hermann Scheipers, the last surviving priest who was imprisoned in the notorious Dachau prison camp, died June 2 in his North Rhine hometown of Ochtrup, Germany, at age 102.
NCR Today: Often the news NCR reports is "bad and sad." We don't aim for any particular emotion, but we do, always, aim for the truth.