The pope praises Azerbaijani interreligious cooperation during a low-key trip that included Mass with some of the country’s estimated 570 Catholics.
The 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus begins Oct. 2 in Rome; this year's congregation will include the election of a new superior general.
Eco Catholic: Catholics are joining fellow Christians in the celebration that runs from the Sept. 1 day of prayer through Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Simply Spirit: As the church seeks creative ways to serve local communities, ministerial equality should be high on the agenda, right alongside access to the Eucharist.
Simply Spirit: If the diaconate and priesthood are not irrevocably linked, there is strong precedent for ordaining women deacons.
World Youth Day. Young pilgrims reimagine traditional Way of the Cross with contemporary stories and the Way of Mercy.
NCR Today: GOP convention; Francis to visit Poland; Nuns on the Bus 2016; Nun crowdfunds to pay off student loan; Hummus unites and divides Middle East
The Field Hospital: Bishop John Doerfler’s initiative aims for chants at Mass and approved hymnal in all parishes by 2020.
Faith and Justice: The draft of the Democratic Party Platform was released just before the Fourth of July weekend. Here's a summary and how it compares to Catholic social teaching.