Fr. Joseph Girzone, who became far more prominent in retirement than during active ministry because of his "Joshua" series of novels, died Nov. 29. He was 85.
Mother Angelica, who spearheaded the founding of the Eternal Word Television Network, is on a feeding tube as she battles lingering effects of two strokes she suffered 14 years ago.
When my husband and I decided to build a small addition onto our house, I learned a new term: permeable. Permeable means capable of being penetrated, especially by water. It refers to the amount of square footage a property is required to have that is not cement or a solid, impenetrable surface.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscriber Fr. Doug Brougher serves as a chaplain in New Orleans, where he survived Hurrican Katrina.
In a cold and fallow season of waiting, watching and wondering, it is not surprising to find ourselves reflecting on the past and looking toward the future, taking stock and hoping for something better to come. Advent is the season of promise par excellence. We willingly wait. We anticipate the birth of Jesus and all that symbolizes for us, and we do so in the light of promises extending back to the Hebrew Scriptures and beyond.
Overall, more than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled their homeland since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011.
Reader's Retrospective: Early NCR subscribers Elaine and Dan Bassano share a commitment of each other and their family.
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 happening in understanding how to treat mental illness, and faith-based advocates for the mentally ill say the Catholic church is uniquely positioned to aid that shift.