We name Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon NCR's persons of the year.
Retired Bishop Joseph Imesch of Joliet died Tuesday at Our Lady of the Angels retirement home in Joliet. He was 84.
The diocese said in a Wednesday statement the cause of death was heart related.
Bishop Imesch's body was to be placed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet for viewing Dec. 28 and 29. A funeral Mass was schedule to be celebrated Dec. 29, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
The bishop retired in 2006 after serving the Joliet Diocese for more than 26 years.
NCR Today: So that you and we can better enjoy Christmas, we will be turning off the comments system for the holidays.
Using bakeries and theaters as his tools, Fr. Rick Curry was an entrepreneur for inclusion and justice.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "I honestly think that my faith is asking of me to do more."
This is the time of year for family stories, the well-worn, deeply loved lore that reminds us of who we are, the anecdotes that explain relationships within the family and where we think we fit in the world.
The Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage was named the most important religion news story of the year by the Religion Newswriters Association, an organization of professional religion journalists.
NCR Today: We Cradle Catholics are often called out for our adeptness at guilt -- and there is no time of year more ripe for guilt-creating experiences than Christmas time.
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Gregory Kelly, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and vicar for clergy, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese.
CHANGE OF HEART: JUSTICE, MERCY, AND MAKING PEACE WITH MY SISTER'S KILLER
By Jeanne Bishop
Published by Westminster John Knox Press, $16