Distinctly Catholic: Let's look at what 2016 might hold for the Catholic church -- shakeups in the Curia, a consistory and an apostolic exhortation.
"Only God's mercy can free humanity from the many forms of evil, at times monstrous evil, which selfishness spawns in our midst," the pope said Dec. 25.
Commentary: Confronted with the threat of terrorism, political fear mongering and the disorienting din of a 24-hour news cycle, the Christian path is hopeful, but a harder journey.
The Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage was named the most important religion news story of the year by the Religion Newswriters Association, an organization of professional religion journalists.
Just Catholic: Let's connect the dots between climate change, excessive building, and money.
NCR Today: Year of Mercy; Oakland opens safe house for trafficked girls; Francis' most memorable quotes; Duluth bankruptcy; Church of Jediism signing up thousands