Column: While most Catholic parishes have shifted to vacation mode, our Protestant brothers and sisters are preparing for one of their busiest weeks.
Five questions for NCR readers, to which I suspect and would wager the answers will be yes -- definitely yes.
Column: In recent decades, the relationship between church and labor has frayed for a variety of reasons. This was a mistake.
Column: "You have completely missed her beliefs and what she lived for if you are trying to stick her on a pedestal."
Column: Those of us who go back to the nascency of NCR in the mid-1960s remember Garry Wills as the paper's conservative columnist.
Column: If you thought the first two years of Pope Francis' papacy were tumultuous and exciting, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Column: My podcast feed includes a number of spiritual and religious shows NCR readers might want to check out.
Column: Whenever it's published in the next few months, I expect to read Harper Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman.
Unexpectedly, emotions overcame Gulsat Aygen. A tenured and full professor of linguistics at Northern Illinois University, she was in the audience in mid-January at a concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr., staged by the Chicago Sinfonietta in the city's Orchestra Hall.
Column: Humans are hardwired to tell stories and to respond to the stories of others. More and more, I find they inspire my spiritual life.