The latest from Pope Francis in Asia: Francis to Philippine government: Stop the corruption To bihsops and diplomatic corps, Francis makes strong case to defend family values which are "under attack from powerful forces which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation and betray the very values which have inspired and shaped all that is best in your culture,"
In the streets of Manila, crowds jostle to catch a glimpse of "Lolo [Grandfather] Pope."
Trying to clarify pope's "I'd punch him in the nose" statement: Vatican dials back pugnacious pope
Springfield diocesan officials: Expect decision on fate of Cathedral High School next month
Duke Chapel To Allow Muslim Call To Prayer The chant will sound for three minutes at a "moderately amplified" level to announce the Jummah prayer service, held Friday afternoons in the chapel basement.
Camden, N.J. -- Camden bishop leads inmates in prayer
'Industrialized' Ocean a Looming Threat to Marine Life "Shrimp farms are eating up mangroves with an appetite akin to that of terrestrial farming, which consumed native prairies and forest."
Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:
Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.