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In ‘Fratelli Tutti,’ Pope Francis challenges us to be good neighbors

Pope Francis, in his new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," explores what it means to be a good neighbor. Reflecting on...

‘Fratelli Tutti’: Pope Francis’ new encyclical presents a formidable challenge

The social encyclical Pope Francis released in October extends a formidable challenge to us all, the challenge to create "a different culture." What kind...

‘Fratelli Tutti’ highlights need for fraternity to counter war, says Cardinal...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' social encyclical sees the need for human fraternity as more than just an abstract concept, but as a concrete...

‘Fratelli Tutti’ Encyclical is ‘an important contribution to the church’s rich...

WASHINGTON -- In his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," Pope Francis reminds the faithful that "God’s plan for humanity has...

Celebrating 25 years of “Ut Unum Sint,” St. John Paul II’s...

VATICAN CITY -- Twenty-five years ago, St. John Paul II's encyclical on ecumenism, "Ut Unum Sint," put the papal seal of approval on a...

Amazed by human dignity

The world makes its way, for better or worse, into our still-young, new millennium. But time flies! Nearly 20 years of this millennium's first...

‘Redeemer of man,’ the vision and agenda of St. John Paul...

"Redemptor Hominis" ("The Redeemer of Man," 1979), the first of 14 encyclical letters issued by St. John Paul II (1978–2005), lays out the vision...

Pope speaks as a pastor in call to protect earth, U.S....

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Francis speaks with a pastor’s voice and with deep respect for science in calling the world to address threats...

Encyclical comes with message for all, Vatican speakers say

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on creation has come at an crucial time as increasing disregard for life and the...

Defining Francis’ terms — Here are explanations of the pope’s concepts...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his brief pontificate, Pope Francis has coined some colorful terms to get his points across, for example, using...

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