Francis Chronicles: "One who does not ask questions cannot progress either in knowledge or in faith," Francis said.
Distinctly Catholic: The case of the four cardinals challenging the pope to clarify parts of Amoris Laetitia reminds me of an earlier and similarly painful episode.
World Youth Day: The next international gathering will be held in Panama in 2019.
NCR Today: The pope has decided not to renew the terms of several bishop-members, many of whom are known for preferring a more traditionalist liturgical practice.
Vatican City: In a new apostolic letter following the end of the Jubilee of mercy, Pope Francis grants all priests the ability to forgive those who have had an abortion.
Vatican City: Pope Francis closes the Jubilee year of mercy but asks that people leave open "the doors of reconciliation and pardon."
NCR Today: The new Vatican commission studying the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the church will be meeting in Rome Nov. 25-26.
Vatican City: Pope Francis creates 17 new cardinals and warns against a "virus of polarization and animosity" that he says has seeped into the church.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis said critics of his efforts to make the church more open and pastoral "are acting in bad faith to foment divisions.”
New Cardinals: Francis places a high value on personal encounters with individuals, looking for fidelity and humility in the men he selects for a red hat.