NCR Today: Melkite archbishop of Aleppo, Syria, Jean-Clément Jeanbart, was invited by NCR to share his reaction to Pope Francis' U.N. speech on Sept. 25.
NCR Today: The Catholic Near East Welfare Association is partnering with the Vatican Pontifical Council for the Family to provide much-needed help for some 6,000 families in Syria.
In recent decades, those looking into the Catholic world have been conditioned to think that the only really important papal statements are those having to do with sexual ethics. All other teachings came wrapped in endless possibilities for "prudential judgment," an inflated way of saying that other matters -- war, poverty, exploitation of the poor and of the Earth -- were of secondary importance and easily negotiated away.
Interview: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle sat down with NCR a day after Pope Francis gave his powerful speech to the United Nations.
As a person of faith, a mother, and a grandmother, I am deeply moved by Pope Francis’ recent teachings on climate change — to reflect and above all to act.
Beyond Francis' address, the agenda for the U.N. is loaded. Sustainable Development Goals are first on the docket, set for adoption following the pope's speech.
Viewpoint: The United Nations' sustainable development goals seek to moderate rather than transform the economic development model that has caused potentially catastrophic environmental harm.
Pope Francis met with revolutionary Communist Fidel Castro Sept. 20, where they chatted “informally” about “protecting the environment and the great problems of the contemporary world."
Francis called on people to turn their eyes toward Jesus, finding him even "in our brothers and sisters, especially those who feel excluded or abandoned."
Editorial: We hope that during his U.S. visit, Pope Francis looks policymakers in the eye and tells it like it is about the threat of nuclear weapons.