NCR Today: "When you are with them in the field you see that all these people are human beings. ... They just need a hand to walk next to them."
NCR Today: Keeping up with politics is difficult when your 16-month-old granddaughter is with you, even on vacation in Austria.
NCR Today: In a television interview, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he could understand Austria's decision to close its borders.
NCR Today: An Austrian journalist said that Pope Francis' insistence on greater decision-making roles for women in the church is certainly making itself felt in the Vatican.
NCR Today: The new discussion procedure at the ongoing Synod of Bishops was a "huge step forward," according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, moderator of the German language group.
Austrian and German bishops have given top priority to the migrant crisis and made it a key policy issue.
NCR Today: As our time in Austria draws to a close, I share a few of my thoughts about a place I was surprised to learn is mostly Catholic.
NCR Today: coverage on family issues; Austrian cardinal calls upon EU bishops to address migrant crisis; Nuns on the Bus; kidnapping in Nigeria; and more.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has called on all of the European Union's bishops to "find a common line" on the mounting crisis in Europe, with thousands of migrants seeking refuge.
Austrian church leaders, reacting to the discovery of dozens of dead refugees on a truck near Vienna, said they hoped it would increase awareness of the plight of migrants.