Analysis: Those who call for a living wage say recent protests should have received more attention because that right is included in Catholic social teaching.
Analysis: Evangelii Gaudium, released by the Vatican Tuesday, is a vision statement about the kind of community Francis wants Catholicism to be.
Analysis: After drawing a line in the sand on health care, a growing number of bishops are pushing back, arguing that hard-line rhetoric puts them in an untenable position.
Analysis: Whether it's because he carries his own bags or cold-calls troubled Catholics, it's hard to tell. But much of the world's media has fallen for the new pope.
Analysis: St. Ignatius of Loyola's spiritual fingerprints are evident in Pope Francis' spirituality and leadership style.
Analysis: By evoking machismo, Francis not only takes a stance against social hierarchy; he also reminds us of his Latin American roots.
Analysis: Pope Francis has received the council's teaching through his distinctive experiences as a Jesuit, a Latin American and, pre-eminently, as pastor.
Analysis: Great hopes have been placed in the eight cardinals who will arrive in Rome next week to advise the pope. What can we expect from these cardinals?
Analysis: "The top person can never be wrong." In that case, Pope Francis is infallible in his recent statements.
Support from Pope Francis, the representative of the ecclesiastical institution and tradition, means more than just comforting and encouraging words.