"My hope is that he speaks very intensely on the family, that no matter where he goes everybody knows that he came here because of the international [meeting] on the family."
We say: Soon, we will see either a plan to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran's arsenal or a newly isolated Iran again racing to develop nuclear weapons.
Parish Diary: In the last eight years, our two sister parishes have together built over 200 new houses for the poorest of the poor and repaired another 30 homes.
NCR Today: Francis needs to speak about the plight of the poor, both domestically and worldwide, immigration issues, and climate change.
The committee hearing questioned the "best way forward" in addressing human trafficking, forced labor and other terms of modern slavery on a global scale.
Failed trade and migration policies of the United States have exacerbated political problems in Honduras, leading to greater poverty and violence, the report from the AFL-CIO says.
Column: Wars may end when the final shot is fired or the last bomb dropped, but the effects of the violence remain. So it is with the Vietnam War.
Eco Catholic: The Global Catholic Climate Movement seeks to raise awareness, volume of church teachings on the environment.
NCR Today: Pope Francis in Sri Lanka; Boko Haram kills 2,000 in Nigeria; Vatican denies security threats; Charlotte, N.C., diocese fires gay teacher
Movie Review: Given the rise of racial discussion in recent months, this documentary is more relevant than it might have been.