Calling himself "a bit feminist," Pope Francis praised women religious for always heading to the "front lines" to bring the church's tenderness and motherly love to those most in need.
NCR Today: Catholic Charities USA hopes to raise awareness "for the 45 million people living in poverty in the United States today."
Three Plowshares protesters, including Sr. Megan Rice, were resentenced to time served and two years of unsupervised probation for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility in 2012.
Grace on the Margins: The canonization of Junípero Serra seems contradictory to Pope Francis' usual consideration for oppressed peoples.
Catholics in northwest Missouri who want to know what to expect from their new bishop, should look to his work in founding a Catholic Worker farm just outside Springfield, Mo.
South African Benedict Daswa, who was bludgeoned to death 25 years ago for resisting witchcraft, now has the title of blessed.
The schoolteacher was beatified Sunday in ceremonies that drew about 30,000 people to the remote northern South Africa village of Tshitanini, near his home in Limpopo province.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, said during the beatification Mass that Blessed Daswa "gave historic witness to the Gospel, even to the shedding of blood" and that "from now on will be called 'blessed.'"
A small c catholic: It's long past time for members of both Catholic and Protestant faiths to learn to appreciate what is beautiful and life-giving in the other tradition.
Preview: Fr. James McTavish shared with NCR about his transition from a successful plastic surgeon to a Catholic priest and moral theologian and his concerns for a just world.
Eco Catholic: Thousands inspired by Laudato Si' plan to rally on the Mall the morning that the pope addresses Congress, hoping he will acknowledge their work on climate change.
5 minutes with Francis: "I would want to thank him for his emphasis on placing people first."