Jesuit Fr. Irenee Beaubien, who founded what is believed to be the world's first center for ecumenism, died in Richelieu, Quebec, May 15 at age 101.
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.
Several religious and laypeople met to discuss whether or not women could be admitted to the diaconate April 8 in California.
50th anniversary: Popularum Progressio institutionalized social action efforts in the U.S. Catholic Church that continue in one form or another today
Faith and Justice: At the Last Supper, Jesus said, "Do this in memory of me," not "Have a celibate priesthood."
Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war.
The Vatican announced March 10 that the pope had accepted the invitation of President Juan Santos and the Colombian bishops.
The trip, Sept. 6-11, will include visits to the cities of Bogota, Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. Details of the trip were to be published at a later date.
Distinctly Catholic: It isn't that some of John Paul II's biggest fans inflated his significance; it is that they continually interpreted him in ways that reduced his complexity.
NCR Today: Immigrants fortify resources; Message of tolerance and welcome; Speak out against nuclear weapons; The battle over who delivers Christmas presents
Distinctly Catholic: Part 2 of a three-part series discussing the theologies of the papacies of Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis: Why were Paul VI's accomplishments so easily ignored?
Distinctly Catholic: David Cloutier's new book, The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age, represents a challenge, a thoughtful, precise challenge, to contemporary economics.