Many in Mexico view Our Lady of Guadalupe, their national patroness, as more than a saint and often as a mother, intercessor and icon whose importance transcends religion.
A coalition of religious leaders joined U.S. senators to say "enough is enough" to those who want to bar Muslim refugees from trouble stops from entering the U.S.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Dozens of African-Americans from several organizations, and students and faculty from historically black colleges and universities were in Paris calling for climate and environmental justice.
Eco Catholic: The Vatican joined the 100-plus nations in endorsing the 1.5 degrees target after a meeting with senior Philippines officials.
Archbishop Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic church, called Dec. 10 for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the Islamic State group.
Eco Catholic: "We are hearing and heeding the cry of persons and earth impacted by fracking," Mercy Sr. Aine O'Connor said among a throng of environmental activists.
COP21 -- The presentation of the 29-page draft text still harbors numerous bracketed phrases, indicating still up-for-debate issues. Talks will continue through Friday.
Eco Catholic: I would never have found the Jesuit Church of St. Ignace if I hadn't snuck into the department store Le Bon Marché, the neighbor that dwarfs the church.
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Paris --- With less than a week to go, the decisions about financing and temperature limits at the U.N. climate summit aren't getting any easier.