Vatican reform: The city-state began prosecuting people accused of financial crimes for the first time in 2016, René Brülhart revealed to NCR in an interview.
Women in the Vatican: Women — lay and religious — make up almost 20 percent of the Vatican workforce, and a group of them have formed an association designed as a forum for collaboration, sharing and outreach.
Eco Catholic: Today's Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.
NCR Today: As women assume top leadership roles in the political life of major nations in the Western world, shouldn't the Vatican begin moving in the same direction?
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas P. Melady, who served in several diplomatic posts and continued to play a role as "citizen-scholar," died Jan. 6. He was 86.
After the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and a series of innovations by Pope Francis, it is hard to imagine 2014 could be nearly as eventful.