Catholics in South Korea have high expectations for unity, equality and an end to corruption under the country's newly elected president, Moon Jae-in.
A French Catholic priest working with North Korean refugees in China said conditions have worsened for surviving Christians under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un and urged the Chinese government to give shelter to fugitives from the communist-ruled country.
Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea: The president's friend allegedly manipulated the president to gain access to secret documents and purportedly embezzled funds through nonprofit foundations.
Georgetown luncheon: The "worst aspect" of Trump is his "unpredictability," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, former Vatican representative to U.N.
The Field Hospital: Nonprofit takes in babies whose mothers can't provide care; Montana bishop's diocese is "one large parish"; Evangelization program's remarkable results
Documentary review: "The Drop Box" is about the beauty of life, love, faith and hope, and it might move you to tears.
"I believe strongly in my heart in the power of God and the power of creation ... They are much stronger that the powers of death."
I had the opportunity to travel to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea in the East China Sea from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. I previously spent four days in Manila, Philippines, where I was invited to speak at the first Asia Pacific Dialogue on Human Rights and Respect for the Dignity of Life with the theme: "No Justice Without Life." I left an amazing community in Manila standing for life and justice and saying "No" to state-sponsored killing.
NCR Today: Synod coverage continues; Supreme Court passes on same-sex marriage debate; racism abounds in South Korea; Mexican nuns sent to North Dakota.