NCR Today: Pope Francis confirmed that he wants to visit the Philippines and Sri Lanka for two days in January, although neither bishops' conference has heard from him yet.
Pope Francis renewed his call for an end to war and terror as he finished his three-day journey to the Middle East with a marathon of meetings.
Despite insisting that his three-day trip in the Middle East would be “strictly religious,” Pope Francis dove headfirst into the political situation.
Religious of the Cenacle Sr. Malen Java Java presented on the topic “Faces of the Family: The Overseas Filipino Workers Challenge” on the first day of the four-day conference organized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. She discussed the plight of families whose members are scattered in different countries because that is where they can find temporary work.
Documentary review: "Big Men" is not a fable on good and evil, but it has elements of the genre, forcing the viewer to ask critical questions.
"It's important to us that he's visiting Bethlehem and Palestine first. ... It was a message for all Palestinians: I'm coming to visit you."
Most Israelis welcome Francis' visit to the Holy Land as a chance to show the world a side of Israel that supports tolerance and dialogue.
Eco Catholic: What would the patron saint of those who promote ecology -- as Pope John Paul II named St. Francis -- think of our world today?
Argentine Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan was nominated to be a member of the congregation "in the commission being established to examine the appeals of clergy for 'delicta graviora.' "
Global Sisters Report: Kenyan Sr. Anne Kiragu is exceedingly busy in South Sudan, but she always makes time for those suffering in the war-torn country.