Morning Briefing

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts to Letters to the Editor. Learn more

Pope Francis opens Jubilee Year, calling for mercy before judgment. His homily pays tribute to Vatican II, which closed 50 years ago today.

Michael Sean Winters: What is Francis up to with the year of mercy?

Robert Mickens: Francis (strategist, not planner) using Year of Mercy to revive "spirit" of Second Vatican Council.

Cartoonist Pat Marrin's take on the season: Open the door.

In Paris:  Climate change conference pedals toward a deal.

NOTE: NCR staff writer Brian Roewe is in Paris for the U.N. climate change talks. Read all his reporting and other NCR contributors here.

Commentary: Peace in the Holy Land remains an elusive dream (but there are things we can do to help).

From Religion Dispatches: How are the "nones" raising their children?

Global Sisters Report's Dan Stockman reflects on the day's headlines and his kids.





Latest News


1x per dayDaily Newsletters
1x per weekWeekly Newsletters
2x WeeklyBiweekly Newsletters