Pope Francis: "Let us commit ourselves to praying for each other so that the corporal and spiritual works of mercy increasingly become our way of life," he said Nov. 30 during his general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall.
Mercy: Pope Francis tells group of religious leaders that mercy is the foundation of every authentic religion.
NCR Today: Second debate without civility; Texas Catholic bishops talk death penalty; 'Troublesome' misuses of 'Amoris Laetitia'; Court rules on identities of School of Americas graduates
Editorial: Pope Francis' appointment Aug. 2 of the Study Commission on the Women's Diaconate stood adage about the church thinking in centuries on its head.
NCR Today: World Youth Day will soon end. How do we continue to let God's light shine in us without letting the world extinguish that flame?
Pope Francis, leaving for Poland July 27, asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.
Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."
The pope expressed his "deep sorrow" and "spiritual closeness" with the French people in a message to Bishop Andre Marceau of Nice, signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. Pope Francis entrusted the victims and their families to God's mercy.
Just Catholic: The current schism is no longer butchers and bakers having street fights over Real Presence, or any other theological issue.
As the U.S. church has shown an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics, so will the thousands traveling to 2016 edition of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
Chicago -- The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry celebrates 25th anniversary with deep re-examination, seeks pastoral conversion.