Morning Briefing

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.

 

 

 

 


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