ROME: Francis celebrated the beginning of the fourth year of his pontificate with an evocative summary of his first three, preaching on Jesus' mercy.
Letters: "He believed her presence in his life was a God-given gift, and that the relationship was a kind of vocation."
Third Anniversary of Election: Catholic conservatives are worried Pope Francis is quietly unraveling the legacy of his predecessors.
NCR Today: In his third pontifical year, Francis opened a Year of Mercy, made five international trips, released an encyclical, closed the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Pope Francis has approved new rules to tighten financial oversight of the canonization process after leaked documents revealed abuses and high costs in creating saints.
Apostolic Exhortation: It should sum up the debates and decisions of the closely watched synod meetings, but it is unknown what direction Francis will take in his writing.
Voices of Faith: Women are leading society as heads of government and CEOs. Why is the church the last frontier?
Weeks after the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, some worry about the implications of the new closeness.