Pope Francis has made an extraordinary appeal for every European Catholic community to house a refugee family. Christian hope, he said, is "combative" and requires action.
Faith and Justice: The pope’s U.S. visit is going to be a whirlwind affair with scores of events and activities. Here are five things to focus on.
During a virtual town hall with Americans, Pope Francis asked a young girl to sing him a song, and what she sang couldn’t have been more appropriate.
When Pope Francis celebrates a canonization Mass at for Junípero Serra, he will do so in a language Serra would recognize: Spanish.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has called on families around the world to combat what he has termed a “desertification” of modern cities.
Eco Catholic: During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis prayed that people contemplate God in the beauty of the universe.
The Vatican says a letter from Pope Francis to a lesbian author, whose books are banned in Italy, that included a blessing of her work and relationship, is being misinterpreted.
Francis is widely expanding indulgences for the Jubilee year of mercy, allowing all priests to absolve abortion and the schismatic traditionalist group to hear confessions.
Pope Francis held a "virtual town hall" with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.