Appreciation: At his funeral Mass, Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo finally took center stage as hundreds came to celebrate the priest they had come to cherish.
Appreciation: Dominican Sr. Kaye Ashe was part of a generation of smart, gutsy women who opened the world's eyes to Catholic women's potential and barriers to its fulfillment.
Appreciation: Nelson Mandela's innate faith in God remains an untold yet pivotal chapter in his story.
Appreciation: Marie Varley, a former Caldwell Dominican sister who served with Church World Service for many years, died Sept. 2 at age 75.
During Vatican II, Msgr. Wilfrid Paradis worked with prominent figures such as Jesuit Fr. John Courtney Murray and Swiss theologian Fr. Hans Küng.
Appreciation: In a career that spanned five decades, Bernard Cooke's theological scholarship focused on the sacraments and on ministry in the Catholic church.
Appreciation: Theologian Bernard Cooke saw the church in a state of evolution and questions if the papacy's extravagance contradicted Jesus' message.
Appreciation: As Fr. Andrew Greeley is laid to rest today, a colleague with a 50-year history with the late priest reflects on a life well lived.
The editor remembers the writer: A personal reflection of my work and life with Fr. Andrew Greeley.
In his career, Fr. Andrew Greeley became the voice of the liberal American Catholicism of his generation -- critical, but deeply loyal.