Reflection: On Sunday, my son and his fellow Scouts will receive the Ad Altare Dei award, a symbol of service and the values of Catholicism.
Fr. Robert J. Cormier was remembered as "a passionate and compassionate priest who truly invited every person he met to find a deeper and more personal relationship with Christ."
Appreciation: At his funeral Mass, Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo finally took center stage as hundreds came to celebrate the priest they had come to cherish.
As Hurricane Katrina approached in 2005, Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo had a decision to make: evacuate or stay with those in the hospital? He chose to stay.
Despite fevered speculation, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood -- at least, not yet.
As the Synod on the family draws near, there seems to be an effort by traditionalists to shift the focus to doctrine rather than serving the pastoral needs of people.
Newly released letters between former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest reveal Kennedy's struggles to keep her faith after her husband's assassination.
The letters exchanged by Kennedy and Vincentian Fr. Joseph Leonard, who died in 1964, are set to be auctioned in Dublin in June. Excerpts were published in The Irish Times newspaper.
NCR Today: Letters from Jackie Kennedy to a priest make fascinating reading, but what does their release say to those who are friendly with their priests?
Most of you are familiar with NCR's sister publication, Celebration, the liturgical planner, and its editor, Pat Marrin. His profound understanding of Catholic sacrament, liturgy and social justice come together monthly in Celebration, a must-read for liturgical planners.
Column: Need relief from yakking about the Putin-Obama standoff, the latest U.S. mass murder or mansion-living bishops? Take a break and think golf.