NCR Today: Francis prays for creation; Sisters' school supports children with disabilities; Poor economy plagues reservation; Australia losing religion?
Eco Catholic: During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis prayed that people contemplate God in the beauty of the universe.
Pope Francis held a "virtual town hall" with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.
A Roman Observer: Can Pope Francis leave a lasting impact on the church that none of his successors will ever be able to undo?
The co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War hopes Pope Francis will call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons when he addresses Congress in September.
NCR Today: Read stories about Laudato Si'; Synod of Bishops on the family; Catholic Volunteer Network; Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.; 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
Just Catholic: What's 'technocratic paradigm'? The technocratic approach sees a person as a mind-body machine. Francis says solely technological approaches to questions inevitably fail the human spirit.
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