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."
NCR Today: Reflections on the USCCB Meeting; Irish theologian accuses US bishops of making encyclical into "a fetish;" Top suspect in Paris attacks killed; Minneapolis protests turn ugly
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly said that the 1968 papal encyclical had never been accepted by the church at large. Daly also condemned the church over its treatment of women.
Reader's Retrospective: NCR's coverage of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War contributed to Vince Pishioneri's growing appreciation that current events should be considered through a moral lens.
Book review: In Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness, Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio offers up both Pope Francis and the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious as models of catholicity in our times.
"Pride goeth before a fall" is a Bible verse I learned before I fully understood it. Now I understand and can add to it. "Pride goeth before, and sometimes after, a fall."
Reader's Retrospective: Increasingly "interested in renewal in Catholicism," theologian Rosemary Radford Ruetherbegan reading NCR "because it was an expression of that renewal and self-criticism."
Martha Hennessy, an anti-war activist and granddaughter of Dorothy Day, challenged bishops at the USCCB fall meeting to condemn what she believed was the inevitability of deeper war with Syria.