A small c catholic: I was surprised when a friend introduced me to the work of René Girard. I'd heard of him in passing but that's about it.
Book Review: Capitalism is a system, manmade and mutable. There is no godlike "free hand" ready to save the day if only the government would butt out and ax its rules and regulations.
Mental health professionals say a tectonic shift is underway in the treatment of mental illness, and faith-based advocates for the mentally ill say the Catholic church is uniquely positioned to aid that shift.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscribers William and Lorraine D'Antonio have been married 65 years
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Sr. Mary Kathleen Mullin would encourage women seeking 'more' in life to consider religious life after considering its challenges.
Reader's Retrospective: Irene King Mennitt's thought after reading an issue of NCR: this newspaper "could give me hope ... as a woman working hard to implement Vatican II."
Making A Difference: During the bishops' fall assembly, several bishops and one abbot walked to an inner city parish to share a simple meal with peace activists -- myself included.
Column: If you ever have a yen for comeback stories, and who doesn't, I have one for you.
Who are you? Where do you come from? What do you know? What have you accomplished with your life? Those are more or less the questions one is supposed to answer on a résumé. Although some are tempted to creatively enhance the narrative, in the end it's vital that the person described by the responses be recognizable as the one whose name is at the top of the page.
Reader's Retrospective: During social justice efforts in his life, Ray Stroik considered NCR "a most valued resource" that covered "not only narrow church matters but also what is called the secular world."