The sudden death of "pro-life, eco-feminist" activist Mary Krane Derr just weeks prior to the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision took her friends by surprise. Derr, 49, who suffered from chronic health problems, became ill in India, where she was doing a poetry reading, and died Nov. 30 after returning to her Chicago home. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Derr, her daughter, Sarah, and a grandson.
NCR Board member, Loida Nicolas-Lewis, met recently in Manila with its recently appointed archbishop, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. It’s not unusual for Lewis to be traveling her native country. She returns there nearly monthly to look into the many activities she is involved in there. Loida, a philanthropist, author and lawyer, is the former National Chairwoman of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, the largest advocacy group for Filipino Americans in the United States. She is also the chair of U.S.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a reluctant leader, "but he was willing to put himself out there," said Deacon Melvin Tardy Jr.
Oblates of Mary Immaculate Fr. Tissa Balasuriya died Wednesday at the age of 89. His book Mary and Human Liberation led to his excommunication, which was later lifted.
A Vatican officials says U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong's admission to doping is the tip of the iceberg: High-stakes commercial interests pressure almost professional cyclists into the illegal practice.
Michael Greene founded the National Catholic Reporter in 1964. After he left the newspaper, he turned to philanthropy and social justice advocacy.
The letter, which makes no specific charges, had to be translated from Latin before Roy Bourgeois knew what it said.
Bishop Oscar Cantú, 46, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, new leader of Las Cruces, N.M.
Benedictine Fr. Anscar Chupungco, a liturgist who was known for integrating local customs and traditions into the Catholic Mass, died Tuesday. He was 73.
As Notre Dame prepares to play Alabama on Monday in college football's Bowl Championship Series title game, it seems like the clash of the titans.