Eco Catholic: It's no secret: Americans are conflicted on climate change. What explains this disconnect on climate?
Pope Francis and members of the council of the Synod of Bishops reviewed input from around the world for the synod and made final suggestions for the working document.
Although no date has been set, church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during a July 2016 visit to Poland for World Youth Day.
"We hope Pope Francis will come to Auschwitz and deliver a warning to the world by again demonstrating the horrors of war and the camps, so they'll never recur," Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow told the Polish Catholic news agency KAI.
We say: Francis' vision won't be realized if he loses a generation of Catholics by imposing on them a teaching they have clearly rejected.
Opinion: Because complementarity will be discussed at the upcoming synod, it's important to compare how Francis and John Paul II viewed the concept.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis is the first pope in history to have a scientific education. He has more scientific training than most of his critics.
Grace on the Margins: Those who say the Vatican is softening its stance on same-sex marriage may have been taken aback by Cardinal Pietro Parolin's recent comments.
When visiting a prison, Pope Francis said, "I think to myself, 'I, too, could be here.' That is, none of us can be sure that we would never commit a crime."
Christians must ask themselves whether they help people in need of salvation or whether they just keep Jesus for themselves and are deaf or indifferent to others, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.
"It would be good for us to have an examination of conscience" and see if we are Christians who bring people to Christ or push them away, the pope said Thursday during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
The Vatican must stop running its media operation from silos, said the leader of papal commission set up to advise how the Vatican can better communicate with the church and the world.