Catholics in northwest Missouri who want to know what to expect from their new bishop, should look to his work in founding a Catholic Worker farm just outside Springfield, Mo.
South African Benedict Daswa, who was bludgeoned to death 25 years ago for resisting witchcraft, now has the title of blessed.
The schoolteacher was beatified Sunday in ceremonies that drew about 30,000 people to the remote northern South Africa village of Tshitanini, near his home in Limpopo province.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, said during the beatification Mass that Blessed Daswa "gave historic witness to the Gospel, even to the shedding of blood" and that "from now on will be called 'blessed.'"
A small c catholic: It's long past time for members of both Catholic and Protestant faiths to learn to appreciate what is beautiful and life-giving in the other tradition.
Preview: Fr. James McTavish shared with NCR about his transition from a successful plastic surgeon to a Catholic priest and moral theologian and his concerns for a just world.
Eco Catholic: Thousands inspired by Laudato Si' plan to rally on the Mall the morning that the pope addresses Congress, hoping he will acknowledge their work on climate change.
5 minutes with Francis: "I would want to thank him for his emphasis on placing people first."
Conversations with Sr. Camille: The Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center's afterschool program gave Erika Sanchez, now 21 and in college, a safe place to grow.
Strong disagreement exists between those who promote the sainthood of Junípero Serra and those who oppose it.
NCR Today: Pope Francis needs to hear the message of gender equality from the Women's Ordination Conference in Philadelphia this weekend.
Hark! The herald angels sing.