5 minutes with Francis: The church can't bury her head in the sand and expect us to follow blindly.
I wasn’t on the ground in Washington D.C., New York or Philadelphia during Pope Francis’ trip to the United States. Instead I assigned myself a much harder task: to consume and review the media coverage of the papal visit.
I read articles, watched television, monitored Twitter and even listened to conservative talk radio. That last one was pretty painful.
Following Francis: UPDATED Oct. 2. NCR is covering the conclusion of Pope Francis' U.S. trip and providing initial analysis of the trip's impact.
NCR Today: After an overwhelmingly positive U.S. trip, Pope Francis held his more controversial comments until he was well over the Atlantic en route to Rome yesterday evening.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has again forcefully rejected the possibility of female priests in the Catholic church, citing that Pope John Paul II decided "that cannot be done."
NCR Today: Pope Francis made quite the splash in the United States this week, but to reduce the "Francis effect" to mere politics is to miss the radical personal transformation that the pope calls for.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the pope's greeting to organizers of the World Meeting of Families.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the pope's homily for the closing Mass.
Following Francis: Come with NCR as we follow Pope Francis throughout his trip to the USA. Come here to read reports from our reporters in the field.
5 minutes with Francis: I have been aware of the deterioration and loss in our plants, animals and community.