Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome on Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Pro-life quotes from Pope Francis you may have missed over the weekend

  Pope Francis took some heat from critics during his address to Congress last week, where he mentioned the right to life at all stages. But instead of pleading for an end to abortion, he asked for a global abolition of the death penalty. As for the Pope’s reasons for doing this, some have speculated […]

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Highlights from the streets of #PopeinPhilly

What’s it like to spend three days on the streets of Philadelphia with upwards of a million of your closest, Pope-loving friends? Here are some of our favorite highlights from the weekend. The papally-tricked out kiddos:   Philly is so excited to welcome Pope Francis!! #PopeinPhilly A photo posted by Catholic News Agency (@catholicnewsagency) on […]

Poll: Which U.S. papal speech was your favorite?

Pope Francis has returned to Rome after his papal visit to Cuba and the United States. The Sept. 22-27 visit included stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. He gave many great speeches and homilies during his visit, but three of the biggest occurred in each city: Washington, D.C. In his lengthy speech […]

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A moment with St. Maria Goretti in Philadelphia

Body of St Maria Goretti, patron of #WMOF, in St John the Evalgelist Church in Philly, wax cover. (Credit @maryrezac) pic.twitter.com/W2hYfgLkUj — Matthew Hadro (@matthadro) September 26, 2015 Pilgrims roaming the streets of downtown Philadelphia in the days before Pope Francis’ arrival had the opportunity to venerate one of the Church’s youngest canonized saints. The […]

Kathy Mirano, a waitress at Olympic Gyro Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, proudly displays the papal Mass ticket given to her by a religious sister. Credit Mary Rezac/CNA.

Best tip ever!

  Kathy Mirano, a waitress at Olympic Gyro in the middle of the massive Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, served numerous pilgrims throughout the week who were in town for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit. But Friday was her lucky day. While she was serving, a couple of religious sisters asked […]

The Statue of Father Junipero Serra at the U.S. Capitol

Good thing the California legislature didn’t get rid of this Junipero Serra statue

Pope Francis made a quick visit to the statue of St. Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection after he addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday. He stopped for a moment of brief reflection. #PopeInDC stops to pray in front of statue of Saint #juniperoserra inside US Capitol #PopeFrancis pic.twitter.com/Zez7RwJTiK […]

President Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House. Credit Catholic News Agency

Read Pope Francis’ Speech at the White House

President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to the United States on Wednesday morning in front of 20,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House. The Sept. 22-28 apostolic journey to the U.S. marks Pope Francis’ first on America soil, and includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. After words […]

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014. Credit Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.jpg

Pope Francis wears the cross of martyred Iraqi priest

Last week in Rome Pope Francis began an address by recalling “our martyrs in Iraq and Syria, our martyrs of today.” He told the audience of young consecrated men and women that a few days ago in St. Peter’s square, an Iraqi priest handed him a cross that belonged to a brother priest of his that […]

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Poll: Which papal speech are you looking forward to more?

Pope Francis travels to the United States this week with plans to visit Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. The visit from Sept. 22-27 will be filled with many speeches, but two stand out among the rest. On Thursday morning, the Holy Father is scheduled to give an historic speech before a joint session […]

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Pope greets pilgrims in English!

In a new video, Pope Francis shows how hard he’s trying to address English-speakers in their native tongue for his upcoming visit to the U.S. “I look forward to greeting the pilgrims and the people of Philadelphia when I come for the World Meeting of Families,” he said in heavily-accented English. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia […]

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