The indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, hope that Pope Francis' trip will revive dreams of social justice represented to many here by the Zapatista movement of the mid-1990s.
Speaking to the priests he will commission to hear confessions during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the pope outlined three particular characteristics they should practice when hearing confessions.
NCR Today: Pope heading to Mexico later this week; Ash Wednesday tomorrow; Gallup, N.M., diocese bankruptcy case costs
Analysis: An investigative journalist has written a book about the Mexico City-based Legionaries of Christ, in which he likens the order's late, disgraced founder to a Mafia capo.
NCR Today: Francis to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch; Election 2016; Decision to be made on Katy Perry buying convent; Bogus priest sold fake trips to see Francis
A small c catholic: Presbyterians, like Catholics, are caring for the poor and needy. But what challenges arise from such "in-the-trenches" ministries?