Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
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John Glenn, a Presbyterian, said, "I pray every day. To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is, to me, impossible. It just strengthens my faith."
Saturday, When Pope Francis conferred the red hat on Blase Cupich, Kevin Farrell and Joe Tobin, he inaugurated a new day for the church in the United States.
Francis Chronicles: The bonds of married couples and families "are put to the test in many ways" today, the pope said.
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, announced the closing of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, citing low enrollment.
Pope Francis has used his own distinct management style to try to shake up the Church since his election in 2013.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis is giving up the historic summer residence where pontiffs have holidayed for nearly 400 years.
NCR Today: There can be no doubt now that Pope Francis is indeed seeking to remake the church into his own image.
Special feature: An early career in the Navy led Msgr. Stuart Swetland to deeper questions about the Gospel.
Catholic scholars Sept. 20 reaffirmed the Catholic church's long-standing prohibition on artificial birth control as outlined in Humanae Vitae.