Austrian and German bishops have given top priority to the migrant crisis and made it a key policy issue.
Afghans are now the third largest refugee group seeking sanctuary in Europe. Parwiz Mirzad, 21: "You can't trust a minute because anything could happen any second here."
Preview: Pope Francis' call -- to "express the Gospel in concrete terms" by each taking in at least one family -- appeared to endorse what many were already doing.
A news channel aired a recording of Pope Francis defending Bishop Juan Barros, recently assigned to Osorno, Chile, despite allegations that Barros covered up clergy sex abuse.
NCR Today: On a sabbatical in Europe, I am witnessing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, the largest human migration witnessed on the continent since 1945.
NCR Today: As our time in Austria draws to a close, I share a few of my thoughts about a place I was surprised to learn is mostly Catholic.
The Mexican bishops' conference and the Vatican have confirmed Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016, marking his first trip to this heavily Catholic country in throes of unrest over unresolved issues such as violence, crime and corruption.
Preview: The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul work closely with the numerous ethnic groups in the Daklak province of central Vietnam.
Church leaders in the southern Philippines said the killings of tribal leaders and the harassment suffered by indigenous peoples in Mindanao are related to mining operations in the area.
NCR Today: Melkite archbishop of Aleppo, Syria, Jean-Clément Jeanbart, was invited by NCR to share his reaction to Pope Francis' U.N. speech on Sept. 25.