To some, he was an important mentor. To others, a respected and admired leader, colleague and friend. To all, he left a deep and lasting impression.
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center on Sunday to undergo several days of tests.
A news release from the Chicago archdiocese on Tuesday said the tests were being conducted to evaluate his condition since he stopped treatment for cancer in late January.
"The cardinal continues to count on the prayers of so many who have written to wish him God's blessings," the statement said.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."
Appreciation: Jim Wilbur left the priesthood in 1970, but he never stopped ministering to others. He died Feb. 25 at the age of 85.
NCR Today: There used to be lines between criticism of Israel's policies and full-blown anti-Semitism. Those lines have blurred and in some cases, disappeared.
A student group in South Africa this month called on all Jews to leave the Durban University of Technology, an act of anti-Semitism that Americans could not imagine on their own college campuses.
But a comprehensive survey of anti-Semitism at American colleges released this week shows that significant hostility is directed at Jews on U.S. campuses, too.
NCR Today: "There are some people who think if the church is in any way associated with an intrinsic evil we are guilty by association."
Since she was installed as president of Spalding University, Tori Murden McClure has encouraged students and faculty to feed the hungry and repair houses for the needy, helping the Louisville, Ky., school clock in 1.6 million service hours in one year.
Though Willy Herteleer lived on the streets with all of his belongings packed in a folding grocery cart, "he was a rich person of great faith."
Book review: In A. Scott Berg's Wilson, the chapter titles are biblical -- "Eden," "Armageddon," "Resurrection" -- as are their opening quotes.