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Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall on the U.S. mainland. Read more

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How Did Catholics Get ‘Under God’ into the Pledge of Allegiance?

The Pledge of Allegiance didn’t always include the words “under God.” Read more

Pope Francis meets Ambassador Callista Gingrich and Newt Gingrich at the Vatican Jan. 15, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Vatican ambassador Callista Gingrich has farewell meeting with Pope Francis

The United States ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, met with Pope Francis Friday as she prepares to leave... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis asks Immaculate Virgin Mary to intercede for US after Capitol violence

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the United States asking the Immaculate Virgin Mary to help foster a “culture of encounter”... Read more

Pope Francis meets with American prelates at the Vatican, Sept. 13, 2018.

US Catholics' confidence in Francis shaken

A recent poll has shown a drop in popularity for Pope Francis in the United States over the past year.... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

Archbishop Gomez: American missionaries are the overlooked US founders

During the annual Red Mass marking a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more

Vatican recalls priest from US as child porn investigation opens

The Vatican announced Friday that after being informed by U.S. officials of a possible breach of child pornography laws on... Read more

Bishop James V. Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Kansas City-St. Joseph

The Vatican announced today that Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has been selected as the new head... Read more

Pope Francis participates in an Aug. 31, 2015 video conference with Americans.

Pope engages Americans on immigration, abortion in pre-trip virtual audience

In a virtual audience with Americans Pope Francis heard emotive testimonies from undocumented immigrants, comforted a single mother, and encouraged... Read more

A cardinal's biretta rests on an empty chair.

Long-serving Cardinal Baum lived a generous response to God

Cardinal William W. Baum, a past Archbishop of Washington and the longest-serving American cardinal, died on Thursday at the age... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis to Cuba: it’s official!

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. confirmed to journalists today that Pope Francis will make a pastoral stop in Cuba... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014.

Exclusive: Details of the proposal for Pope Francis' US visit revealed

Archbishop Bernardito Auza – a member of the organizing committee for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the U.S. – has... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin presides over the inauguration of the new wing at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Jan 6, 2015.

Top Vatican Official: Washington, NYC likely stops on papal trip

Although it’s still not official, the Vatican’s Secretary of State confirmed today that Pope Francis will most likely visit Washington... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

It's official! Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to US

Pope Francis on Monday officially announced that he will visit the U.S. in September 2015, including a visit to the... Read more

Crowds turned up for a town hall meeting in Los Angeles at which Archbishop Jose Gomez spoke on immigration reform, Jan. 14, 2014. Courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert... Read more

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President Obama chooses CRS president as Vatican ambassador

President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the former head of Catholic Relief Services, as the next U.S. Ambassador to... Read more

March for Life in Washington DC, 2012.

In 2012, more Americans identify as pro-life

The number of pro-life Americans is near an all-time high, while those who self-identify as pro-choice are at a record... Read more