By Renee K. Gadoua, Contributing writer PHILADELPHIA — On the last Sunday in August a handful of workers labored in the hot sun outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, creating a 10-foot tall wooden structure that resembles a bee hive. They were building a grotto that would display tens…
Yesterday, Pope Francis addressed Congress with a powerful speech calling for justice, liberty, life and peace for all. He then made a visit to DC’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and met with homeless people who are served by Catholic Charities there. Traveling to New York City, the pope celebrated vespers there…
Watch live as Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden Sept. 25, with coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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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.