Eco Catholic: Pope Francis will soon release his encyclical on the environment. We look at what he's said in the past for hints about what may come.
Faith and Justice: True, Cardinal Burke was sidelined, but no other curial cardinal was removed from his job in a way that looked like an embarrassing demotion.
Pope Francis called on the Catholic bishops of Armenia, who are marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide this month, not to retreat in a pastoral commitment to help their people "read reality with new eyes" and to live the hope of resurrection amid their suffering.
Meeting with bishops of the Patriarchal Synod of the Armenian-Catholic church Thursday, the pope also asked that God "hasten concrete gestures of reconciliation and peace among the nations that still fail to reach a reasonable consensus on the reading of these sad events."
Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz told members of religious orders that they must live their vocations "inserted" into the world, open to changes of modern life.
Just Catholic: Killing Christians is the goal of various extremist groups that call themselves Muslim, but killing Christianity is the real danger.
Pope Francis has said he expects his papacy to be brief, but Cardinal Walter Kasper is working to ensure Francis' legacy endures.
"They are martyrs of today and they are many," Pope Francis said Monday. "We can say that they might be more numerous than the first centuries."
"From the risen Lord we ask the grace not to succumb to the pride which fuels violence and war, but to have the humble courage of pardon and peace."
Thomas Reese, senior analyst with the National Catholic Reporter, discusses Pope Francis' work to date and his agenda for 2015 as part of Council on Foreign Relation's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
Reese makes a 10-minute presentation then answers questions from the people on the conference call. The conference call took place March 31.
"Jesus loved us, Jesus loves us, but without any limits, always, all the way to the end," Pope Francis said during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper.