Opinion: Francis can earn little credibility about his devotion to the poor if he does not first embrace those whose lives have been impoverished by his church.
Viewpoint: The UN interrogation of the Vatican about priestly child abuse is long overdue, but it remains to be seen how effective Pope Francis' child abuse commission will be.
Since the military coup in Egypt last July, regime opponents have seen deaths, political charges and a repressive anti-protest law.
Opinion: Fr. Isaac McDaniel imagines a conversation between two cardinals who aren't quite pleased with the way Pope Francis is running the church.
Opinion: The suffering of Dennis McGuire during his execution made me think of the potential execution of my godson, David Paul Hammer.
Opinion: The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad
Opinion: Pope Francis has taken ordination of women off the table, so perhaps it is time to put some shared gifts of the spirit on the table and include women.
Opinion: St. Peter Faber's idea of business was a positive one that helped people support themselves with dignity and lift up the poor.
The Nov. 22 meeting between President Barack Obama and Morocco's King Mohammed VI was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights.
Opinion: America needs a comprehensive national strategy to end hunger, a strategy based on the fundamental human right to food.