When I attended high school in St. Agatha, Maine, I was privileged to be taught by Sr. Mary Antoinette, a Daughter of Wisdom who had been a dedicated missionary in Malawi. While she was an excellent teacher and very devoted to her students, it was clear that she felt a deep longing to return to Africa.
Every night at the St. Joseph Worker Program house, women come together as a community to share their experiences of working for social justice that day.
Two U.S. United Methodist Church jurisdictions will consider three openly gay candidates for bishop next month.
Soul Seeing: When my 8-year-old grandson called, I expected a report of his Little League baseball game. This time, he asked me why I left the priesthood.
Just how free do you really want to be? The political world is talking plenty about our freedoms these days, but what is it that we so desire or fear losing?
In a sentence that no writing teacher should accept, Paul said, "For freedom, Christ set us free." We must forgive his lack of eloquence -- it results from his vehemence. Paul was adamant about freedom.
NCR Today: The present moment is what I have and it is filled with joy if only I pay attention.
Several U.S. bishops and archbishops have made statements expressing condolences to survivors and family members of victims of the June 12 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
Roger Schroeder, a Divine Word seminarian, fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a missionary in Papua New Guinea in 1975. He was one of few Catholic missionaries at the time.
The Harvard professor who caused a stir in 2012 when her findings about a papyrus fragment that fueled speculation that Jesus was married, has conceded it is most likely fake.
By 8:50 a.m. on that first Saturday morning of the spring series of classes on "Introducing the Qur'an to Christians," the line to sign in was over a dozen deep.