Vatican issues statement about continued discussions between the Vatican and Vietnam.
NCR Today: With all that's wrong in the world, I will never figure out why some Vatican officials busy themselves with some of the issues they do.
Distinctly Catholic: Talks by Washington's Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Bishop Danny Flores of Brownsville, Texas, evidenced the culture warrior tendency of the one given by Archbishop Chaput.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis is giving up the historic summer residence where pontiffs have holidayed for nearly 400 years.
The Catholic church accepts cremation as an option, but forbids the scattering of ashes and the growing practice of keeping cremated remains at home.
Pope Francis spent more than three hours Oct. 24 at the Jesuits' Rome headquarters, including time devoted to a "private conversation."
NCR Today: There can be no doubt now that Pope Francis is indeed seeking to remake the church into his own image.
Distinctly Catholic: Last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered another classic culture warrior speech, and his view of the church concerns me.
Several cardinals are apparently furious about plans for a new McDonald's restaurant in the shadow of St. Peter's Basilica; they've reportedly asked the pope to step in.
NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator describes Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa, the new global leader of the Jesuit order, as warm, affectionate, and a creative thinker.