By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — During an evening prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Pope Francis thanked the nation’s priests, brothers and women religious for their service and gave particular thanks to women religious saying, “Where would the church be without you?”
By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis made a previously unannounced 15-minute stop Sept. 23 at a Washington residence operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor, where he met with about 45 sisters.
By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — “We can find no social or moral justification, no justification, no justification whatsoever, for lack of housing,” Pope Francis told an audience of about 200 clients of Catholic Charities gathered at St. Patrick Church.
By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — One wants to ask Pope Francis what it’s like to live with one lung. Another wants to know what kind of cellphone he has and since he’s so humble, he probably has a flip phone, he suspects.
By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — To honor the imminent arrival of Pope Francis in New York, the city’s mayor and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan announced Sept. 23 that the Archdiocese of New York would provide housing and social services for up to 150 homeless individuals this winter,…
Congressman John Katko (R-NY 24) was among those Pope Francis addressed in the House chamber this morning in a powerful, wide-ranging and history-making speech to a joint meeting of Congress.
The original, prepared text of Pope Francis’ address to Congress Sept. 24 appears below.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even hatred at a time when the U.S. people and indeed the world need a helping hand, Pope Francis told the U.S. Congress.
Bishop Robert J. Cunningham was among the U.S. bishops who met Pope Francis in the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Sept. 23, after the Holy Father offered midday prayer.
Pope Francis was officially welcomed by President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House Sept. 23. Pope Francis delivered his remarks in English, speaking about justice, mercy and liberty. The president and the pontiff had a private meeting before Pope Francis took a spin in the popemobile along the…