NCR Today: Francis criticized for abuse statement; Detroit and Santa Rosa take Courage; Sioux Falls, SD, opening homeless shelter.
A reflection on the recent Pew study on the American response to Pope Francis.
Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., the English language assistant to Holy See Press Office, sent out an email clarifying what the pope said about "civil unions" in his interview in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Why are eulogies viewed with such fear and suspicion in our church?
While it may not match the popularity of the upcoming March Madness college basketball tournament, Lent Madness launched today touting itself as “the 2014 Saintly Smackdown,” pairing up sets of 32 (including some lesser known) saints to popular vote in a five-round single-elimination competition.
New Pew study on U.S. Catholics' feelings on Francis; human rights in Sri Lanka; and the last poem of theologian Dom Sebastian Moore
The Italian publisher is banking on its version of "Hollywood Reporter" about the pope to rake in big profits, but from here it looks like a disaster for Francis.
According to Religion News Service, the Vatican isn't aiding "Il Mio Papa" as it brings the latest pictures and papal quips in glossy fashion to the news stands. Neither does the bastion of beanies knock it. The keenest publicists in the church know they have something hot and probably don't mind the splashy attention.
In February I reported on the Department of Defense and proposed cuts in its budget. NCR readers responded vigorously about military goals, social needs, job creation and security.
NCR Today: Ash Wednesday on the streets; interview with Pope Francis on women, sex abuse; Ugandan bishops tight-lipped about anti-gay law
Pope Francis has marked the first anniversary of his pontificate with a wide-ranging interview touching on his views on a host of topics.