Five years ago, bishops in India worked with the Catholic Bishops Conference of India’s women’s commission to develop and adopt gender equality policies, but implementation has lagged.
NCR Today: In Europe, we are witnessing a contrast in what it means to live out one's faith. While Germany opened its doors to refugees, not all nations are welcoming.
Just Catholic: As refugees reach Hungary, Pope Francis says bring them on -- Europe can take in thousands. Meanwhile, a Hungarian bishop of the region besieged by migrants says no.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has called on all of the European Union's bishops to "find a common line" on the mounting crisis in Europe, with thousands of migrants seeking refuge.
NCR Today: Last week, an Israeli court decision brought the Cremisan Valley into the news, along with an unexpected champion, retired Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah.
When Catholic bishops arrive in Rome this October to debate “the vocation and mission of the family,” most will have carefully diagnosed the situation in their own dioceses.
That task may well have proved hardest in Europe, where traditional notions of family life are being widely challenged. Yet while some Catholics think the church is losing ground in consequence, others are more optimistic.
Interview: Fr. Peter C. Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, was interviewed for IHU On-Line, a publication of the Humanitas Institute Unisino.
Catholic aid agencies have urged Europeans not to turn against migrants seeking refuge other countries, in what reports are calling Europe's greatest refugee movement since World War II.
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.