No one knows how many letters Pope Francis gets a week from Catholics and others worldwide wanting him to turn his attention to their concern. But rarely, if ever, in the 2,000-year history of the papacy have prisoners received a missive from the pontiff.
If interfaith marriages are supposedly doomed, Dale McGowan's should have been toe-tagged from the start.
He's a committed atheist; his wife comes from a line of Southern Baptist preachers. Yet 23 years and three kids later, they are still happily married.
What's their secret? McGowan, 51, has just written In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families, to help other couples considering what he calls a "religious/nonreligious mixed marriage" succeed.
NCR Today: This week's USCCB meeting could be a turning point for the U.S. bishops, but will they sail with the Francis wind or will they buck the waves of change?
Ann Manganaro was a Sister of Loretto who died 21 years ago. She and I were two of seven women who opened the St. Louis Catholic Worker back in 1977.
Ignatian Volunteer Corps, a Baltimore-based organization, has 465 retirees working with more than 400 partner groups in 20 cities to serve the poor.
Faith and Justice: "Cardinal Dolan misses what Pope Francis sees so clearly: The growth of inequality everywhere ... is a result of American-style capitalism," one theologian said.
NBC Connecticut News: A man who pleaded guilty last year to drug conspiracy charges for supplying four pounds of meth to a former Bridgeport priest was sentenced on Wednesday.
WHERE TWO WORLDS TOUCH: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
By Jade C. Angelica
Published by Skinner House, $16
This winter, three good friends and four admired colleagues died. As my generation winks out, there is plenty of time at funerals to think about grief and comforting the brokenhearted. It isn't easy.
Fascinating information is emerging from the new Pew Research survey on the religious beliefs and practices of Latinos in the United States.