Appreciation: April 30 marks the first anniversary of the death of Daniel Berrigan, renowned Jesuit priest, peacemaker, poet — and prophet.
American scholar Alvin Plantinga, a pioneering advocate for theism, or belief in God, as a serious philosophical position within academic circles, was named the winner of the 2017 Templeton Prize.
NCR Today: It is always difficult to discuss public opinion polls when it comes to what the church's positions should be on things like contraception, homosexuality and transgender rights.
Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent "to the farthest, most disadvantaged" diocese.
Senior Judge John Noonan Jr., a member of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for 31 years who died April 17 at age 90, grew up in a world of privilege but always took into account the common humanity that binds people together when he decided cases, said a Boston College professor who worked as a law clerk for him.
NCR Today: Living in our house in Anacortes, Washington, is an endless gift. Our extra rooms allowed us to take in people like our brave, unforgettable Uncle Winston.
Campus Notebook: Homelessness symposium at Seattle University; new president at Lewis U.; new free online database at Notre Dame; Duquesne U. students protest Chik-fil-A presence
NCR Today: Rev. Charles Booker is committed to having Bethesda Presbyterian Church, where he is pastor, be a sanctuary to immigrants and refugees fearing deportation.
A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI's 90th birthday.
"Thank you for bringing Bavaria here," he told his guests, commenting on the beauty of gathering together under a blue Roman sky with white clouds -- colors that "recall the white and blue flag of Bavaria" and how "it's always the same sky" no matter where one finds oneself in the world.
College roundup: Duquesne introduces new minor; St. Bonaventure ups Earth Day to Earth Month; Marian expands science center; donations aid Quincy's financial recovery.