By James Dawes
Published by Harvard University Press, $25.95
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas P. Melady, who served in several diplomatic posts and continued to play a role as "citizen-scholar," died Jan. 6. He was 86.
Fr. John Dear will leave the Jesuits after 32 years in the order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives.
NCR Today: A great friend to NCR, Thomas Patrick Melady served as U.S. ambassador to Burundi, Uganda and the Vatican.
Column: The gap between rich and poor in this country is widening, but it's not just about income. Are you living in a bubble?
The new year will be a brighter beginning for Terrance Alston, 49, who once spent years on the streets.
Salvatorian Fr. Robert Nugent co-founded New Ways Ministry in 1977 to build bridges between the gay community and the Catholic church.
Trail Life USA, the new scouting group created as an alternative to Boy Scouts of America, launched Jan. 1 with over 500 troops.
CAMERADO, I GIVE YOU MY HAND: HOW A POWERFUL LAWYER-TURNED-PRIEST IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF MEN BEHIND BARS
By Maura Poston Zagrans
Published by Image Books, $22
Christmas: Since 1984, NCR has published Maryknoll Fr. Bob McCahill's annual Christmas letter, chronicling his experience among the people of Bangladesh.