We can gain some important direction by considering what Francis has said about the economy.
Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been dropped from the clinical drug trial to treat his cancer after scans showed the experimental treatment was not working for him, the Chicago archdiocese said.
Although the antibody drug was not effective on the cardinal, physicians overseeing treatment assured him that the information gathered during the trial will benefit others, the archdiocese said in a Dec. 31 statement.
Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, has emerged from a weeks long coma after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage last November, according to a Jan. 3 statement released by his monastery.
“He has gradually emerged into wakefulness, and has his eyes open for much of the day, to the point where the doctors can now say that he is no longer in a coma.”
In recent years, people's attempt to trace their roots and fill in the branches on their family tree has been greatly helped by the website ancestry.com. There, one can search through a wealth of public records in order to find the who and the where of family origins.
With the death of noted Irish Catholic writer Desmond Fisher, the legion of writers that covered the Second Vatican Council has thinned considerably.
In addition to the 35 states now recognizing same-sex marriage, in some 10 other states, judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to marry.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured non-elderly adults has dropped by 30.1 percent since 2013.
For more than a decade, there has been little progress in addressing the more than 11 million people in the U.S. that lack legal immigration status
The author presents an opportunity to consider an often neglected topic: women and girls within the system of sexual exploitation, particularly prostitution.
In an internal poll we conduct among editors and contributors, Stephen Colbert was nominated as NCR's person of the year for 2014. He almost made it.