Integral ecology is a key concept in chapter four of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. It flows from his understanding that “everything is closely related” and that “today’s problems call for a vision capable of taking into account every aspect of the global crisis.”
NCR Today: Pope Francis is expected to open the second global meeting on family life by celebrating Mass. The day's Gospel reading? Jesus' seemingly clear denunciation of divorce.
The Synod on the Family has distinguished itself through an invitation to the faithful to tell the deliberating hierarchs what's on their minds. Many have responded in great number.
Opinion: Pope Francis, in his speeches and visitations, won't have gone much beyond incensed pieties and play-it-safe verbiage. Unless ...
The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, who was excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago.
Pope Francis likes to get close to Catholics. But security agencies know they can’t “put him in a bubble” to keep him safe when he visits the U.S. next month.
Marking the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to the nation's president and asked Catholics to join him in prayers for peace.
Pope Francis was unwittingly thrust into the center of a long-running diplomatic dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom after holding a sign calling for dialogue over the Falkland Islands.
Simply Spirit: Francis is a combination of prophet and shrewd administrator, characteristics seldom seen in one person -- let alone in one pope.
NCR Today: Pope Francis warned that the search for profit margins often "takes hostage" family life and considers families themselves obstacles to better productivity.