Retired Archbishop Patrick Flores, 87, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio.
Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, the former president and chancellor of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7. He was 85.
Over his two terms, the president addressed his personal faith in prayer breakfasts and holiday statements and cited people of faith — and of no faith — on other occasions.
President Barack Obama has had successes and failures in calming the nation's culture wars.
Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer passed away Dec. 24: Fitzmyer, who was born in Philadelphia in 1920 and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1951, is well known for his contributions to the Anchor Bible Series and for co-editing "The Jerome Biblical Commentary."
NCR Today: NCR readers, I imagine, all know about the concept of implicit bias. And, because we are people of good will, we strive to be unbiased.
Global Sisters Report visited Catholic sisters in Hiroshima who shared their memories of the day the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, and how it shaped their lives.
Sainthood: Fr. Augustus Tolton, a former slave, is the first recognized American diocesan priest of African descent. In 2011, the Chicago archdiocese officially opened his cause for sainthood.
Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."