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."
Preview: Organizations offer caregivers a place to communicate with others in similar circumstances and to aid the caregiver rather than the care recipient
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Janice Aris is the first layperson to serve as executive director for Mercy Home for Children.
My Table Is Spread: A shrine, an altar or even a little font devotes finite real estate to what matters.
NCR Today: The couple, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, were plaintiffs in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled same-sex marriage constitutional.
NCR Today: The death of my mother last November and how I feel about it, about her, is too complicated to express succinctly.
PURE ACT: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF ROBERT LAX
By Michael N. McGregor
Published by Fordham University Press, 472 pages, $34.95