Watch live beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 24 as Pope Francis visits St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington, DC, and meets with people who are homeless served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Below is the official translation of the homily Pope Francis delivered at the Mass of Canonization of Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sept. 23, 2015.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person’s faith is alive only when it is shared. Celebrating a late afternoon Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sept. 23, the pope…
Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24, the first time a pontiff has addressed the body. The address will be delivered in the House chamber and broadcast live on screens set up on the West Front of the Capitol, as well as on TVs and computers around…
Watch live as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, beginning at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 24.
Father Christopher Seibt, parochial vicar of St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse, sent dispatches from Washington, DC, Sept. 21 to 24 as he he helped to MC the papal Mass there Sept. 23.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and their hearts open to others.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a “son of an immigrant family” arriving in the United States for the first time to learn from others and to share from his own…
Pope Francis offered remarks (in remarkable English) at the White House this morning, touching on issues of the environment, global cooperation to care for the vulnerable, and the importance of religious liberty. Stay tuned for more coverage, and follow along @SyrCatholicSun.
By Nancy Wiechec and Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — People with ties to the California mission system see the canonization of its founder as a moment for reflection and reconciliation with native people.