Editorial: Two events scheduled to take place in Guatemala in January simultaneously hold the extremes of hope and cynicism that only a country with its tortured history could produce.
Pope Francis raised the specter of a World War III "in pieces," Muslims issued statements of condemnation, while evangelical Christians in America debated whether to speak of a "war with Islam."
Yeb Sano, former climate change commissioner for Philippines, is so concerned about global warming that he and other Catholic pilgrims are walking 900 miles from Rome to Paris for the United Nations climate change conference.
It's time, Sano believes, for world leaders to sign a binding agreement that helps reduce the impact of climate change.
Viewpoint: As a Catholic who teaches courses on Islam, I'm interested in Muslim-Christian relations. Which makes Indonesia my favorite place for fieldwork.
"I am ashamed, frankly, of my church's failure to be a champion of gay rights and women's rights," former Irish President Mary McAleese has said.
Preview: Catholic sisters in Guatemala care for some of the country's poorest citizens, especially children, in lieu of a government hobbled in political turmoil, strict adoption laws and budget constraints.
NCR Today: "The church’s outer form can be changed," Cardinal Reinhard Marx said. "For some people that sounds ominous but I don’t feel in any way threatened by that."
Making A Difference: Representatives should heed the critical warnings from Pope Francis as they convene later this month to discuss how to best address the climate-changing dangers facing the earth.
12 Irish priests warned that the current "strict prohibition" on discussing the question of women's ordination has failed to silence the majority of the Catholic faithful.
Comboni Fr. Moses Otii Alir recounts recent violence around Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bangui where Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Nov. 29-30.