Four former U.S. ambassadors told NCR that they expect Francis to take advantage of the opportunity in the upcoming meeting. They said they hope Trump does the same.
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The Knights of Columbus' capacity for funding has given the organization an inordinately loud voice. Some worry that such influence can distort the church's ecclesiology, structure and governance.
Faith and Justice: When a pope meets a U.S. president, it's normally low on conflict. But with surprising Francis and volatile Trump, it's harder to predict how it will go.
Francis in Fatima: Theologian observes that the 1917 Marian apparition was "breaking into a time of great social upheaval" -- and modern parallels make the upcoming Portugal visit timely.
French clerics are urging Catholics to vote according to church values that include welcoming refugees and supporting European unity. Election day in France is May 7.
Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at Villanova University, shares his analysis of Pope Francis' TED talk about making real connections.
As a Catholic scholar who writes about religion, politics and policy, I understand how Christians struggle with the death penalty. Is the death penalty anti-Christian?
Fordham University's Fr. Bryan Massingale shared his post-election perspective on racism in America March 22; he referenced Rev. Martin Luther King's belief that racism was America's "soul sickness."
NCR Today: Today we present the exclusive world premiere of "Oh Mercy" by Catholic recording artists Matt Maher and Audrey Assad.
In advance of the March 13 anniversary of Pope Francis' election, Cardinal Blase Cupich said Francis is "reinvigorating that experience of the church" that people had following the council's reforms.