As Catholics joined others in protesting Israel's extension of its security wall, further dividing Palestinians and Israelis, Pope Francis gave Israeli President Reuven Rivlin a tangible sign of his hopes for peace.
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, encourages young students whenever he can — whether they are entering the field of medicine or not — to work for social change.
The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic and government offices across India Sept. 2.
NCR Today: The Vatican has told Cardinal John Tong Hon he cannot participate in the Synod of Bishops because he is one year past the normal retirement age of bishops.
NCR Today: The Vatican's ambassador to Kenya and South Sudan has revealed details of Pope Francis' expected November visit to three African countries.
The Vatican says a letter from Pope Francis to a lesbian author, whose books are banned in Italy, that included a blessing of her work and relationship, is being misinterpreted.
The growing phenomenon of Catholics marrying outside the faith and the challenges that it poses to the church in Asia -- especially in countries like India, where Christians are a minority -- was the subject of discussion at a recent gathering of Asian moral theologians.
Fr. Michael Peters, an Indian moral theologian who studied mixed marriages in several archdioceses in southern India between 2005 and 2010, said his survey revealed "a clear indication" that such marriages are steadily growing in the country.
About 1,000 people a month cross the border from Colombia into Ecuador, seeking refuge from armed violence.
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged, changed in the crisis he has helped manage.
Just Catholic: What's 'technocratic paradigm'? The technocratic approach sees a person as a mind-body machine. Francis says solely technological approaches to questions inevitably fail the human spirit.