She is a Loreto Sister who has transformed the lives of thousands of Kolkata children at a middle-class parochial school where the students have become advocates for social change.
In a recession economy, will money trump moral arguments as state legislatures continue considering repeal of the death penalty?
Matthew McGarry, Catholic Relief Services representative in Afghanistan, says "people's faith is central to every aspect of their daily life in Afghanistan, and not taking that into account can undermine every other positive thing that the Administration might want to do."
"It's in the people around us who are the most vulnerable where we are going to see the face of God," says Nelson Kraybill, president of Elkhart's Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
A new biography of this Christ-haunted Victorian poet and Jesuit priest explores his relationship with the priesthood and explains the theological impulses that give his poems their meaning.
Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will succeed Cardinal Edward Egan to become the next Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York. National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen talks about what Dolan brings to the position and the challenges he will face.
National Catholic Reporter Vatican correspondent John Allen offers perspective on Pope Benedict XVI's papacy, his planned visit to the Holy Land, Catholic-Jewish relations, and recent questions about the direction of the Vatican.