What does it mean? NCR continues to gather reactions to Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”).
She criticizes Bernie Sanders on Central America, but as secretary of state, she supported some of the world’s worst dictators.
NCR Today: Pa. church leaders lobby against abuse bills; Is the pope Catholic? On religious liberty, Ga. bishops want more communication, less legislation; Vatican hosts peace conference.
NCR Today: Archbishop Carlo Viganò encouraged American seminarians studying in Rome to be "courageous in always defending the freedom to put our Catholic faith into practice without fear."
Take and Read: The message of Elie Wiesel's book has never ceased to challenge me, touching my heart and searing my conscience.
NCR Today: After fleeing the Islamic State, Christians sheltered in Iraqi Kurdistan still face daily challenges.
Pope to priests: "Be Nice."
Pope to people: "There is an easier softer way if we can get your attention."
Pope Francis shows he's learned from listening to real life factors that confound one-size-fits-all doctrine. He feels the pain of people and admires the grace that shines through their often complex families. His message projects solidarity with human frailty and love for those who live their faith in noncomformity with the church.
The Field Hospital: Nonprofit takes in babies whose mothers can't provide care; Montana bishop's diocese is "one large parish"; Evangelization program's remarkable results
Updated, April 11: What's It Mean? Read here NCR's round up of reactions to Pope Francis' reflection on family life.
NCR Today: Body cameras are a useful tool, but they won't solve the problems of police bias and citizen mistrust.