Francis Chronicles: The media have reported every detail of the new popemobile, but the story of the car's donor has gone largely unnoticed.
The Francis Chronicles
NCR Today: Pope Francis hasn't named any monsignors since his election, but it's unclear if the ban on the honorific is temporary or permanent.
NCR Today: Six months into his papacy, eight in 10 U.S. Catholics have a favorable opinion of Pope Francis, according to a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
What to do when you need 10,000 mooncakes and you need them fast? Might as well write to the pope.
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong is raising funds to purchase a mooncake for every prisoner in Hong Kong by Sept. 19, China's Mid-Autumn Festival. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten with loved ones while gazing at the harvest moon, and pieces of mooncake are placed out for loved ones who live far away or who have died. The mooncake signifies reunion, so offering mooncakes to prisoners is a touching gesture.
Attention in Italy is focused on the latest sensation from Pope Francis: a personal letter to a renowned journalist and nonbeliever on the front page of La Repubblica.
'Is it really a war over problems or is it a commercial war to sell these arms on the black market?'
The Christian ought always to be joyful as one who goes to a wedding, Pope Francis said in his remarks following the Gospel at Mass Friday in the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel in the Vatican.
He stressed the need to overcome the temptation to put the novelty of the Gospel into old wineskins, and repeated that the Sacrament of Matrimony is the image of Christ’s union with the Church, Vatican radio reported.
“Where Jesus is, there is always humility, meekness, and love,” Pope Francis said in a homily during mass Tuesday at the Casa Santa Marta chapel inside the Vatican. It was the second Francis homily since he began celebrating daily mass after a summer break.
Francis characterized life in the presence of God Monday in his first September homily, saying where God is there is no hatred, envy or jealousy, and there is no gossip that can kill.
He reflecting on the Gospel according to Luke, which tells of a meeting between Jesus and the people of Nazareth