5 minutes with Francis: "I would want to thank him for his emphasis on placing people first."
NCR Today: Pope Francis needs to hear the message of gender equality from the Women's Ordination Conference in Philadelphia this weekend.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis regularly turns carefully prepared protocols on their head. More often than not these seemingly spontaneous gestures or impromptu remarks are actually quite intentional.
Preview: Sr. Valeriana García-Martín speaks with understandable seriousness of her work at a Bogotá care center for children with physical and mental disabilities.
5 minutes with Francis: The first response to the question: If you managed to meet up with Pope Francis during his U.S. visit -- what would you say to him?
German bishops welcome the fact that Pope Francis has simplified annulment procedures, but it shouldn't be seen as a step in anticipation of the coming synod, said Cardinal Reinhard Marx.
NCR Today: coverage on family issues; Austrian cardinal calls upon EU bishops to address migrant crisis; Nuns on the Bus; kidnapping in Nigeria; and more.
NCR Today: The Jesuits have published on their website a special resource page about their religious order, just in time for Pope Francis' first visit to the U.S.