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.
Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said.
God's love provides "security" both in difficult moments and even when "I have done something terrible and evil," the pope said Feb. 15 during his weekly general audience.
"No one can take this security from us. We must repeat it like a prayer: God loves me. I am sure that God loves me!" he said.
The go-ahead to the Dakota Access Pipeline may put the movement "back to square one," but Catholics, citing social teachings, intend to keep in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.
"We are a sovereign nation and we will fight to protect our water and sacred places," tribe chairman says after the Dakota Access Pipeline receives final permit for construction.