The Field Hospital: Ministry to the homeless, the deaf, Native Americans in Colorado; remembering closed parishes in New Orleans; celebrating reopened parishes in Cleveland.
Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said.
God "never tires of loving us" as he "takes care of us, dressing our wounds with the caress of his goodness and his mercy, meaning, he consoles us and he never tires of consoling us," the pope said during his general audience in St. Peter's Square March 22.
The Peace Pulpit: If you read in the Gospels at any length, you'll find all kinds of examples of Jesus treating people with dignity.
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.
Four Years of Francis: Many of the changes taking place at the upper echelons of the church at first glance appear minor, then take on a wider meaning.
Faith and Justice: A Q&A with Fr. Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Vatican's new Section for Migrants and Refugees, reporting directly to Pope Francis.
Distinctly Catholic: In the clerical culture, being defrocked is the most severe penalty. But does cutting a priest abuser loose best serve the key objective — protecting children?
World Meeting of Popular Movements: Pope Francis hails the nearly 700 participants in his message to the gathering in Modesto. "You must become a Samaritan," he tells them.
St. Cyril of Alexandria defended the faith in the face of falsehood — even from those of high ecclesial rank, Burke says in a homily for Latin Mass in Kansas.
NCR Today: The anniversary of Pope Francis' Mass at the border is a powerful reminder to recognize Christ in the migrant and refugee and to reject the politics of fear.