Prison Flash Mob: Dozens of prisoners staged a "flash mob" inside an Italian men’s prison to celebrate Pope Francis’ calls for prison reform and greater tolerance and acceptance of the world’s migrants. Around 70 inmates from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds danced a Zumba routine titled “Pope is Pop” on Dec. 1 at the low-security district prison in the northern city of Ferrara.
The Field Hospital: In addition to providing its twin parish with solar lamps that improve safety, the Ocala, Fla., parish also raised funds for a new church.
Fr. Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, describes how Ireland's elderly diocesan priests are living increasingly isolated, lonely lives.
World AIDS Day: South Africa's HIV epidemic is among the most severe in the world. According to U.N. estimates, 12.2 percent of South Africa's population is HIV positive.
Eco Catholic: “Sub-national” was the hopeful strategic word of the day during the second week of the United Nations climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco.
Caritas Organization: Europe's top Catholic charitable agency has published a "road map for social justice and equality," urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.
The 144 islands that make up the far-flung diocese of Argyll and the Isles offer natural beauty and a distinctive spirituality that has been nurtured by the community's remoteness.
On Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the German bishops' conferences and Catholic women's organizations reiterated the plight of women refugees.
Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said citizens are anxious about military threats from neighboring Russia but said support from Europe and the United States helped calm those fears.
NCR Today: As Michel Aoun's allegiances have shifted, U.S. politicians, with a simplistic view of Lebanese politics, have alternately considered him a freedom fighter and Syrian puppet.