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