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Pope Francis 'alert' and resting well on day after hernia operation

Pope Francis continues to recover well and is showing signs of progress, the Vatican said on June 8, one day after the pope successfully underwent a three-hour operation to repair a hernia.

New science on ecological justice demands united response from US Catholics

"Safe and just" boundaries for planetary health would protect not just the average person, but the person who is most vulnerable to disaster. American Catholics are called to lead the response to this science.

'Responsible obedience includes refusal': Drew Christiansen's legacy on conscience in a nuclear age

The late ethicist Fr. Drew Christiansen left a challenging legacy about the limits of obedience when it comes to nuclear weapons, recalls his co-editor Carole Sargent.

Anatomy of a papal health scare — and mixed Vatican messages

NCR's Vatican correspondent Christopher White analyzes how the Vatican's communication and public relations apparatus handles news of Pope Francis' health.

Amid growing attacks, Dominican sisters in Nigeria invoke prayers for protection

Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena minister in Gusau in Zamfara state, Nigeria. Amid growing attacks in the region from armed gangs, the sisters live in fear. But they take precautions and focus on prayer.

My first commandment

Pencil Preaching for Thursday, June 8, 2023

Pope Francis awake and recovering in hospital following three-hour intestinal operation

Pope Francis on June 7 successfully underwent a three-hour intestinal surgery that the Vatican described as taking place without complications.

Pope names Vietnamese, Mexican priests as new San Diego auxiliary bishops

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Michael Pham, vicar general of the Diocese of San Diego, and Fr. Felipe Pulido, vicar for clergy and director of vocations for the Diocese of Yakima, Washington, as auxiliary bishops of San Diego.

Pope plans to write document dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Individuals become Christian because they have been touched by Christ's love, not because they have been convinced or coerced by someone else, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis enters hospital for unannounced intestinal surgery

Pope Francis on June 7 was hospitalized at Rome's Gemelli hospital, where he is scheduled to have surgery on his intestine later today and is expected to remain for a recovery of several days