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Crux has assembled a gallery of photos which chronicle the Pope's historic visit to the United States last week.
Pope Francis embraced survivors of September 11 in the footprints of the Twin Towers, then prayed for peace at an interfaith service beside the last column of steel salvaged from the fallen skyscrapers, reports the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis came to Madison Square Garden on Friday night, the site of historic heavyweight title matches, reverberating rock concerts, and raucous political conventions. He spoke softly, to a hushed congregation, reports the Religion News Service.
During an almost one-hour visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in Harlem, Pope Francis joked with immigrant children, prodded them to sing louder, and willingly allowed a young girl to take his hand and guide him in using a touch screen, reports Crux.
Critics say that although this Pope has changed the tone of the Papacy, he hasn’t done anything to change Church teachings. Yet on two issues, Francis himself may have provided some answers during his US visit, writes Dave Gibson.
The Holy Staircase (Scala Sancta) is a set of 28 white marble steps located within a building in Rome near the Lateran Basilica and is an extraterritorial property of the Holy See.
One of the great challenges facing the Church is to foster a sense of personal responsibility for its mission, Pope Francis said on Saturday. He also urged Catholics to value "the immense contribution which women, lay and religious, have made."
In a star-studded concert-as-prayer revival that shut down Philadelpia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday evening, Pope Francis asked families to give special care to children and grandparents, reports NCR Online.
Standing at a lectern once used by Abraham Lincoln and speaking to a crowd in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pope Francis on Saturday hailed the fundamental freedoms that have undergirded America’s greatest achievements.
Pope Francis met with a group of victims of sexual abuse yesterday and told bishops he was overwhelmed by a sense of embarrassment and was committed to holding accountable those who harmed children, reports the Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis brought his campaign for action on climate change to the United Nations on Friday, proclaiming the existence of a “right of the environment” and pleading with countries to stop abusing it, reports Crux.
Hardened Congress watchers might have thought that nothing short of a miracle would soothe the bipartisan animus that typically has Republicans and Democrats at war. But Pope Francis managed to do so, reports The Guardian.
Pope Francis went straight from charging the US Congress to care for the neediest to blessing and encouraging Washington's hungry and homeless, reports CNS in NCR Online.
Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
The journalist Jane Fraser, for many years a mainstay of The Australian with a much-enjoyed column that chronicled family and social life in a wry and often edgy manner, has died aged 72.
We need to seriously deepen our understanding of what a compassionate response to the Syrian crisis really means, writes Sister Clare Condon SGS in The Good Oil.
Vandals steal staff from Canadian statue, Indian nun found murdered, Pope wears cross of slain Iraqi priest.
The hilarious online story by Jennifer Fulwiler is an account of her life in Austin, Texas, with six young children. It is a reminder that choosing to raise a large family requires a cultural as well as a spiritual shift.