NCR Today: "When you are with them in the field you see that all these people are human beings. ... They just need a hand to walk next to them."
The Field Hospital: New York parish employs sheep as "organic law mowers"; Church vandalized in Bowling Green, Mo.; San Francisco parishes compare notes on going green
Rio Olympics: Medals or no medals, the team of 10 has been one of the biggest stories in Brazil.
The Field Hospital: News imagery and the call of Pope Francis compelled Jennifer Harmeling in Peacetree City, Ga., to support a refugee family from Myanmar.
Aquinas Center is an innovative church- and community-supported venture that welcomes and supports immigrants.
Francis in Poland: Pope Francis asked the people of Poland, 87.5 percent of whom identify as Catholic, to adopt a culture of hope and trust.
The Peace Pulpit: "There are millions and millions of people who have been driven from their homes by violence. ... They need to be welcomed, to be taken in."
Opinion: The United Kingdom gives asylum to those who are fleeing religious persecution, but they use a vetting method scientifically shown to fail.
The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, reported that numbers fleeing war and persecution have soared four times over the past decade, to more than 65 million people forcibly displaced worldwide.
Relations between Christians and Muslims in places where refugees of both faiths have landed -- in countries like Lebanon and Jordan -- are frayed.