The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told a group of recently appointed bishops not to be whiners who promote their own "vain crusades."
Francis Chronicles: Francis spent time on his latest Mercy Friday with ailing newborns and the dying in spotlighting the importance of life at all stages.
Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.
A new Vatican ruling: performing or helping procure an abortion or attempting suicide is an obstacle to ordination, even if the man was not Catholic when the events occurred.
NCR Today: Missing from the Council of Cardinals discussion about selecting bishops was the ancient form of selecting bishops, highly relevant in today's world.
To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a Mass for French Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was assassinated by youths claiming Islamic State allegiance.
The Council of Cardinals, during their latest meeting, focused on the role the Vatican's various global ambassadors, known as apostolic nuncios, play in helping select new bishops.
Analysis: Key takeaway from recent interviews and previous stories about popes' histories pre-ordination: popes are men, and Christians, not religious robots.
"For Pope Francis, a liquid economy goes hand-in-hand with a throwaway culture. This is the ultimate economy of exclusion," said Cardinal Peter Turkson at a conference Tuesday.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI reveals that he was among those who were dissatisfied with Pope Paul VI's 1968 teaching prohibiting Catholics from using artificial birth control.