The retired archbishop of Baltimore who was known for his vital role in ecumenical and interreligious relations, died early March 23.
College of Cardinals
New Cardinals: Francis places a high value on personal encounters with individuals, looking for fidelity and humility in the men he selects for a red hat.
In an interview with NCR, Bishop Maurice Piat of Port-Louis, Mauritius, says 'Amoris Laetitia' gives bishops new work to do in accompanying the divorced and remarried.
Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell said he has a hard time understanding why some bishops have reacted negatively to Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love.")
Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin, one of 17 prelates selected by Pope Francis to join the church's elite College of Cardinals, spoke to NCR Tuesday.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. Capovilla was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.
NCR Editorial: The Vatican accountants appear to be doing a better job managing the Holy See's finances, but we need to start seeing results: prosecutions, convictions and confiscations.
Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien will no longer exercise the role of a cardinal, including by serving as a papal adviser and as an elector of a new pope.