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.
Sr. Mary Nona McGreal, master teacher, historian, prolific writer and promoter of Catholic education in the United States, died on March 20 at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wis. She was 98. Her life and many ministries, from primary teacher to co-author of a three-volume curriculum used nationally in Catholic schools, spanned 80 years of religious profession.
Oblate Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, a noted theologian, economist and human rights activist, died Jan. 17 in Sri Lanka. He was 89.
He founded the Centre for Society and Religion in Colombo in 1971 with the aim of fostering interreligious and interracial action for justice and peace. He was also instrumental in founding the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians in the mid-1970s.