Even during bombings, Vatican ambassadors stay put, risking their lives while working to end what Pope Francis has termed a "piecemeal" World War III, said Archbishop Gallagher.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis is known for preaching the compassion and mercy of God, but he can be pretty tough on priests and bishops.
Distinctly Catholic: Francis isn't a socialist, but a radical Christian who takes Jesus Christ's command to exclude no one and put the poor first seriously.
NCR Today: The interview, recorded in September during Francis' U.S. visit, is set to air Tuesday night on Salt + Light, the Canadian Catholic television network.
NCR Today: The U.S. bishops' Rome seminary will honor Archbishop Carlo Vigano at a banquet in April.
NCR Today: Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said Feb. 19 that Catholics with well-formed consciences can decide to use contraceptives "in cases of particular emergency."
NCR Today: Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics in positions of power in criminal cases to stop executions at least for the duration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Viewpoint: As happened in the third century, there is a growing gap between theology and experience, only this time the theology is twice removed from life.