Just Catholic: Let's connect the dots between climate change, excessive building, and money.
NCR Today: Year of Mercy; Oakland opens safe house for trafficked girls; Francis' most memorable quotes; Duluth bankruptcy; Church of Jediism signing up thousands
NCR Today: Pope Francis has "given the bishops' synod back its freedom" said a German cardinal at a three-day international theological congress in Munich.
The Field Hospital: Oakland-based St. Columba Parish and the organization 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence held a gala of solidarity and remembrance of loved ones lost to gun violence.
NCR Today: The Vatican officially announced that Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February 2016.
Many in Mexico view Our Lady of Guadalupe, their national patroness, as more than a saint and often as a mother, intercessor and icon whose importance transcends religion.
NCR Today: Year of Mercy; COP21 climate talks; Russians joining ISIS; the importance of investigative journalism; Donald Trump and American Muslims; nun's trophy deer
Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.