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Parker Langdon playing priest (with little brother, 'Deacon Lincoln'). Courtesy of the Langdon family.

This nine year-old wants to meet Francis – oh, and be pope someday too

Sep 25, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Ever since he started attending Catholic schools three years ago, nine year-old Parker Langdon has wanted to be a priest.  Read more

 Pope Francis at Vespers in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope in NYC: I'm with you in recovering from the abuse scandal

Sep 24, 2015

In his first address in New York, Pope Francis lamented the suffering caused by the sexual abuse scandal in the... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Full Text : Vespers with Pope Francis in New York City

Sep 24, 2015

Pope Francis will pray the Evening Prayer at a Vespers service on Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 pm, ET, at... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Sept. 23, 2014.

Our brother, the Pope – Bishop Conley on the papal visit thus far

Sep 24, 2015

Bishop James Conley says that Pope Francis' mandate to go beyond the narrow confines of own worlds is a challenge,... Read more

Sophie Cruz, the child of immigrants, who embraced the Pope in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Watch this little girl defy security guards and get a hug from the Pope

Sep 24, 2015

Sophie Cruz travelled from Los Angeles, across the United States, with her father and two uncles to try to hand... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

Jesus came into the world as a homeless person, Pope Francis says

Sep 24, 2015

There is no social or moral justification for homelessness, but we can find solace and meaning in the Incarnation, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United States Congress, Sept. 24, 2015.

Marriage and family are being threatened, Pope tells US Congress

Sep 24, 2015

In his lengthy speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis said the family is being threatened today like... Read more

Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to US Congress

Sep 24, 2015

Please find below the full text of Pope Francis' Sept. 24 address to members of the United States Congress:  Read more

Pope Francis greets Sister Marie Mathilde, 102 years old, at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Pope Francis made surprise stop at Little Sisters of the Poor to show support

Sep 23, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis paid a short visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor community in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to... Read more

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Possible papal detour: a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial?

Sep 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A previously unscheduled visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. might be added to the papal... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Sep 23, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.  Read more

New York City.

New York City prepares for 'The Francis.'

Sep 23, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Everyone and everything from singers and priests to the cathedral itself in the New York archdiocese are making final preparations... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron (File photo).

Why Pope Francis is here, according to Bishop Robert Barron

Sep 23, 2015

Chatter over politics – and whether or not Pope Francis is a communist – has taken center stage since he... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the bishops of the United States in St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Immigrants enrich America and the Church, Pope affirms

Sep 23, 2015

In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to... Read more

Pope Francis greeted by President Obama on Sept. 22, 2015.

Pope Francis to Obama: Religious freedom is beyond price

Sep 23, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis Wednesday reminded U.S. president Barack Obama that religious freedom is one of America's most “precious possessions,” while lauding... Read more

 Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on September 3, 2014.

En route to US, Pope Francis rejects 'left-leaning' accusations

Sep 22, 2015

By Mary Farrow

On the papal flight from Cuba to Washington, D.C., where Pope Francis held the customary press conference with journalists on... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal flight from Cuba to Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2015.

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Cuba to US

Sep 22, 2015

Speaking to journalists aboard Tuesday's flight from Cuba to Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington, D.C., Pope Francis discussed his time... Read more

Pope Francis greets a United Nations peacekeeper from Argentina at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 5, 2015.

Previewing the Pope at the United Nations: a call to abandon no one

Sep 22, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In his much anticipated speech at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, Pope Francis will likely call on the countries... Read more

     Pope Francis with members of the Italian group Parish Cells of Evangelization in Paul VI Hall on Sept 5, 2015.

Move over Donald Trump – Pope Francis' approval ratings are much higher

Sep 21, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis can look forward to a warm welcome in the United States this week, from both Catholic and non-Catholic... Read more