Francis faces political, religious land mines on Egypt trip

Pope Francis' two-day visit to Egypt at the end of this week could be one of the most delicate yet of his four-year papacy.

Vatican calls on Catholics and Buddhists to work together to promote nonviolence

The Vatican has called on Catholics and Buddhists to work together to teach wider society the value of a nonviolent lifestyle.

Ethicist sees 'Joy of Love' as call-out for family, justice

Pope Francis is starting "a new kind of conversation" in talking about marriage and social justice as sides of the same coin, says Julie Hanlon Rubio.

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Congo bishops fault politicians for failed mediation

Attacks on clergy and parish buildings have raised questions as to whether the Catholic Church has come too close to politics in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Medieval art is relatable today, even out of context

Fascination abounds on TV and in movies, games and books for the Middle Ages — whose very name conveys a sort of halfway house between antiquity and modernity.

Politics

Pope Francis could educate the US president

NCR Today: What could happen between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis if the U.S. leader gets his wish to meet the head of the Roman Catholic Church next month?

Spirituality

A new kind of sacred space on campus

The recently opened Snyder Sanctuary at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, is an architectural answer to facilitate spiritual search, to help people of all backgrounds find common ground and to inspire them...

Media

Medieval art is relatable today, even out of context

Fascination abounds on TV and in movies, games and books for the Middle Ages — whose very name conveys a sort of halfway house between antiquity and modernity.

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April 21-May 4, 2017

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