The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a Year of Mercy prayer service.
Editorial: Reform of doctrinal investigations by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the morally just thing to do.
Vatican: Pope Francis urges European leaders to "build bridges and tear down walls" in the face of the continuing migrant crisis.
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women's voices, something that has been missing in the church despite women's important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Distinctly Catholic: The cause of religious liberty is important, and like all good causes, it can suffer from a variety of afflictions.
NCR Today: Pope Francis reiterated Wednesday that the Catholic church can never consider someone irrevocably separated from its global community.
NCR Today: I am less disappointed with Pope Francis' words in Amoris Laetitia than I am with what I fear will be the reaction to his words.
Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to Rome in November.