Faith and Justice: During his U.S. trip Pope Francis spoke forcefully about the need to trust the Spirit and to be creative in being an evangelizing presence in the world.
Francis in the United States
NCR Today: "Four times as many U.S. adults say their opinion of the church is better now because of Pope Francis as people who say their impression has gotten worse."
Parish Diary: When Pope Francis was here in the United States it was a great week to be a Catholic in America.
Young Voices: In a number of ways, Pope Francis reminds me of a superhero; for one, he uses his powers to serve others.
Vatican: Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis "should not be considered a form of support of her position." The pope also met a gay couple in DC.
Faith and Justice: While in the United States, Pope Francis exercised his prophetic office, but he did it with a soft and respectful voice.
Analysis: The papal mis-messaging of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raises some key questions.
Distinctly Catholic: Yesterday when news broke about the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, I received more emails and phone calls than during any day of this papacy.
Simply Spirit: In our U.S. church, female ministers and lay leaders probably outnumber priests by at least 10 to one, so it’s disheartening that none were included in prayer services.
The emphasis on questions around human reproduction that Dorothy Day largely avoided in her lifetime has become a successful distraction, overtaking her ardent and staunch condemnations of militarism and capitalism.