Pope Francis planning to address joint session of Congress, organizer says

by Kyle Balluck
Published on January 19, 2015
Pope Francis is planning to address a joint session of Congress and visit the White House during a trip to Washington, D.C. in September, one… READ MORE

Cardinal’s demotion helps Pope Francis quell ‘conservative backlash’ — for now

by Adam Shaw
Published on November 21, 2014

Pope Francis is drawing rock star raves for softening the Vatican’s image on such issues as homosexuality, capitalism and divorce, but his celebrated tolerance doesn’t… READ MORE

Fight discrimination against pro-life doctors, bishops ask Congress

by Matt Hadro
Published on November 21, 2014

The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act. “We want to… READ MORE

Catholics hope pope will visit Arizona border in 2015

by Daniel Gonzalez and Ryan Van Velzer
Published on November 20, 2014

Pope Francis has spoken out frequently in defense of migrants worldwide since taking over as head of the Roman Catholic Church nearly two years ago.… READ MORE

Pope condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue, urges end to violence

by Cindy Wooden  |  published on November 20, 2014
Pope Francis condemned the “unacceptable episodes of violence” in Jerusalem, episodes that “do not spare even places of worship,” after an attack in a synagogue left four worshippers, a policeman and the two attackers dead. At the end of his general audience Nov. 19, the day after the attack on the synagogue, Pope Francis said he was following “with concern… READ MORE

You are my legacy, Cardinal George tells Chicago at final Mass

by Catholic News Agency
Published on November 18, 2014

Cardinal Francis George celebrated his last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of Chicago for being God’s “gift” to him.… READ MORE

Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

by Catholic News Agency
Published on November 17, 2014

A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance… READ MORE

Pope confirms he will visit US in 2015

by Francis X. Rocca
Published on November 17, 2014

Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected… READ MORE

Vatican to install showers for the homeless in St Peter’s Square

by Carey Lodge
Published on November 17, 2014

The Vatican has announced plans to install showers specifically to be used by homeless people in St Peter’s Square. In the shadow of St Peter’s… READ MORE

Food, blankets and hope – nuns risk lives to serve Syrian refugees

by Kevin Jones
Published on November 13, 2014

Near the Lebanon-Syria border, two religious sisters are among the staff members at a refugee service center working to give relief – and hope –… READ MORE