All Things Catholic: In two months, the pope will attend his first World Youth Day, and John Allen lays out four challenges awaiting him on his arrival.
All Things Catholic
John L. Allen Jr., NCR senior correspondent, writes weekly on the goings-on in Vatican and in the church around the world.
All Things Catholic: The Vatican's "gay lobby" is grabbing headlines, but there is real stuff to be covering, including a new threat to Christians in the Gaza Strip.
All Things Catholic: Do the protestors in Turkey represent the promise of positive change or something potentially more worrisome?
All Things Catholic: The similarities and the contrasts between Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Archbishop Charles Chaput suggest the spirit is alive and well among the OFM Caps.
All Things Catholic: The shift of Catholicism's center of gravity has led to all sorts of questions about what it means for North America and Europe.
All Things Catholic: The beatification of Italian Fr. Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, assassinated in 1993 for challenging the Mafia, won't get a lot of attention but marks an evolution.
All Things Catholic: There are four quagmires that are the Vatican's "Neverending Stories," including relations with both China and the Society of St. Pius X.
All Things Catholic: Pope Francis has been popular so far, but Pope Benedict saw similar support when he was elected in 2005, too.
All Things Catholic: The official English translation of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's discussion with an Argentine rabbi highlights the future pope's thoughts.
All Things Catholic: John Allen learned a lot about Jorge Mario Bergoglio when he was in Argentina. Here, he shares tidbits about Bergoglio's Argentine history.