One year after the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the nation's bishops asked what people learned and emphasized that religions must live and work together in society.
Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith Prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with the German weekly Die Zeit about the state of the church in 2015.
NCR Today: Presidential election consumes the U.S., the world seeks solutions to Syrian crisis, and the church moves forward with Francis.
For development agencies like Catholic Relief Services, contending with land ownership and land tenure issues is a central concern of post-disaster recovery.
Religious representatives promised to work to protect the environment and cope with climate change at a national conference that drew 400 participants to this central Vietnam area in early December.
Eco Catholic: One Catholic priest organized a rescue while another found himself in need of rescuing, as floods ravaged the north of England.
Global Sisters Report Preview: Bangladesh is a country often lauded by outsiders for its progressive policies towards women -- at least on paper.
Just Catholic: Things were pretty much unchanged for women in 2015. In Afghanistan, a 27-year-old woman was lynched by a superstitious mob. Elsewhere, Catholics argued that women cannot image Christ.
Attacks on Jews and Muslims in London, including assault and harassment, have soared by more than 60 percent over the past year, police statistics show.
NCR Today: Switzerland's new nuncio, U.S. Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, 66, called himself the Swiss church's advocate in matters beyond the competence of local bishops in a recent interview.