Appreciation: As Fr. Andrew Greeley is laid to rest today, a colleague with a 50-year history with the late priest reflects on a life well lived.
NCR Today: Many friends, well-wishers, readers and priests came to pay their respects to the late Fr. Andrew Greeley, whose funeral is today.
Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy -- a close friend, theological adviser to and skiing partner of Blessed John Paul II -- died Wednesday in Krakow at the age of 91.
Like the late pope, Nagy studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and taught at the Catholic University of Lublin. He used to ski with the future pope near Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains and served the then-archbishop of Krakow as a theological consultant in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
On Easter Sunday, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on television and reaffirmed Catholic teaching regarding the impermissibility of same-sex marriage. He said, however, that the Catholic church must ensure "that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven't been too good at that."
On the 32nd anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Archbishop Michael Jackels was installed May 30 as the new chief pastor of the 175-year-old Dubuque archdiocese.
After the 59-year-old took a seat in the center of the sanctuary at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, retiring Archbishop Jerome Hanus, bowed to his successor, the 10th archbishop to hold the post. An assembly of about 1,200 people erupted in applause.
How does a bishop or a church pastor or Catholic school board decide when employees aren't following church tenets?
Pope John XXIII died 50 years ago today.
The following is a statement released by the Vatican to commemorate the day.
The editor remembers the writer: A personal reflection of my work and life with Fr. Andrew Greeley.
In his career, Fr. Andrew Greeley became the voice of the liberal American Catholicism of his generation -- critical, but deeply loyal.
After publishing a book on being a gay Catholic priest, Fr. Gary Meier knows he risks his priesthood while drawing attention to the church's stance on homosexuality.