NCR Today: The streets were not empty at 3:30 a.m. Soldiers stood on quiet corners and law enforcement agents watched me carefully.
The displacement of the homeless people comes amid the pope's repeated calls for greater income equality and social inclusion of the poor.
5 minutes with Francis: The pope has made some powerful pro-women statements, but has not made any significant appointments that truly include women.
Pope Francis has tried to warn us that the word of God is unruly, that it accomplishes what it wills in ways that surpass our calculations and ways of thinking (“The Joy of the Gospel”). Frankly, the unruliness of the word has been a problem for God’s people from their very beginnings, and today’s readings show us how and why.
5 minutes with Francis: Although we are a small and still largely unprotected ecumenical group, we try to make a better world where we can.
Philadelphia seems almost preternaturally calm as the city prepares for unprecedented activity during Pope Francis' visit.
John J. McNeill, widely revered among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights Catholics and others, died Sept. 22 in a hospice facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
5 minutes with Francis: I believe that I am created in the image and likeness of God and therefore not “intrinsically disordered.”
NCR Today: It also appears that controversy is already following the pope as some seem to have difficulty accepting his inclusive message of love and service.
Catholic Radicals. Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day, cited by Francis in his address to Congress, led messy lives and were devoted to nonviolence and social equality.