Distinctly Catholic: I share Francis' criticisms of neo-liberalism. But, as someone recently told me, "It aimed at a moral ideal. What will replace it might be very dark and dangerous."
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 closest parallel in Western contemporary politics to Donald Trump is Silvio Berlusconi, the media tycoon who served four stints as prime minister of Italy.
Across Germany, Poland, France and Russia, bishops, prelates and other commentators offered contrasting outlooks on Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election.
NCR Today: Election responses: What it will take for President Trump to build the wall; Iran nuclear deal could could collapse; Italy next in anti-establishment wave
Pope Francis: After celebrating Mass with detainees and people who had been in prison, Pope Francis called on governments to mark the end of the Year of Mercy by extending clemency to deserving inmates.
Just Catholic: Whatever happened to the moral and ethical arguments of political debate?
Eco Catholic: The pledges come from seven Catholic organizations on five continents -- the largest joint declaration in the church to date.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis quietly prayed and consoled survivors and relief workers Oct. 4 amid the devastation wrought by an earthquake in central Italy.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.