By Renée K. Gadoua, contributing writer PHILADELPHIA – Three weeks before Pope Francis was to arrive in the United States, papal fever was on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love. City Hall’s gift shop was among several downtown spots with life-sized cardboard cutouts of the pope. Local…
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Arriving in the United States from Cuba, Pope Francis “will enter as a migrant” as millions of people have done before him, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.
By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis enjoys extremely high levels of support among Catholic likely voters and that support could reshape the Catholic Church’s engagement on political and social issues, a new poll reveals.
By Matthew Gambino, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — When Pope Francis visits America, he’ll meet a president, governors, Catholic prelates and ordinary folks. He’ll also meet a queen. Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul,” will belt out quintessentially American music at the Festival of Families the night of…
By Lou Baldwin, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Rick and Bernadette Bowes and their children — Matthew, Riley and Gabrielle — got quite the surprise Sept. 13 at their parish church: They learned they’ll get to meet Pope Francis.
By Ezra Fieser, Catholic News Service SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the United States comes as people and politicians in both countries increasingly support ending an economic embargo that has been in place for more than five decades.
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By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — If Pope Francis weren’t headed to the United States in a matter of days, American Catholics would never have known how much others value their opinions.