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.
In 12 short but concise chapters, Kasper analyzes the Argentine and European roots of the pope's theology and not surprisingly devotes a whole chapter to mercy.
An empty school building in midtown Kansas City, Mo., has become the subject of a heated debate between its next-door parish and the local bishop.
With the Oscars coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to discuss the days when the Legion of Decency wielded a lot of power over movies.