The chapel of Divine Providence Hospital in El Salvador is one of the most visited places by local and foreign pilgrims. They come wishing to learn more about Archbishop Oscar Romero, the controversial archbishop who has become a Salvadoran icon.
Column: Those of us who go back to the nascency of NCR in the mid-1960s remember Garry Wills as the paper's conservative columnist.
It used to be that just saying the words "liberation theology" around Catholics was enough to start a schism-level fight, or at least raise a red flag in Rome.
The theological movement that focused on the poor emerged out of the church's social justice ferment in the 1960s, but it was always viewed by conservatives as an irredeemably Marxist version of the Gospel.
Worse, they said it was a tool of Soviet communists who were using the Roman Catholic church to foment revolution in Latin America and beyond, and at the very height of the Cold War.
Just Catholic: The Not-Getting-It Department got together and decided Bishop Robert Finn could still ordain priests. Say what?
Eco Catholic: Climate change deniers are increasingly running into true believers in big business and the Pentagon.
Fr. Theodore Hesburgh knew for some time that among the appreciations and reflections following his death would surface one quite different from all the rest.
A Catholic Theological Union fundraiser highlights the way the Second Vatican Council continues to mold lives and set church directions fifty years after the fact.
Blessed Junipero Serra is being canonized because he was holy, not because he was perfect, said a team of experts on the life and ministry of the 18th-century Spanish missionary.
Although he is a historian, not a theologian, Robert Senkewicz said: "My sense is that people are not canonized because they are perfect -- otherwise, presumably, St. Peter would never have been canonized. They are canonized because they made a commitment which, on balance, had more good than non-good associated with it."
Q&A: "The pope is making a real impression on all of our hearts, , including mine. ... He walks the talk."
Global Sisters Report: Somewhere in the decision made by the teenage Thea Bowman lay a paradox worthy of a biblical epic.