Francis Chronicles: The pope in a live video chat urged the young people to listen carefully to others and exchange experiences, ideas and values.
Although all religious schools, including Catholic and Buddhist ones, have been banned from providing educational services for nearly 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, Catholics in southern Vietnam unite to provide material and emotional support to candidates taking annual college entrance exams.
In Vietnam, about 14 percent of the population is part of about 50 ethnic minorities, whose standard of living lags seriously behind that of the majority.
Young Voices: When a Catholic university honors a controversial figure, its students have the right to protest. It's their job as Catholics.
Two-thirds of Americans haven't heard of them, but they're already in place in half of the country's public schools, shifting the way students learn and teachers teach.
They are the Common Core State Standards: a new set of national academic guidelines and a source of passionate opinions and fervent debate. And while an August 2013 poll showed 62 percent of Americans had not heard of Common Core, educators say its impact will reverberate throughout the nation's classrooms, from public to private to Catholic.
In a letter released Monday, a group of 50 Catholic academics balk at tea party donors' funding of The Catholic University of America's business school.