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Staff Report Today’s Throwback Thursday goes back to 1987 when Pope John Paul II visited the United States. The image at right appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 16, 1987 by way to the Los Angeles Times as a way for Catholics to participate in a papal visit. The

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person’s faith is alive only when it is shared. Celebrating a late afternoon Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sept. 23, the pope declared the holiness

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and their hearts open to others. “Woe to us,”

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph With big goals and a big purpose, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati set out to welcome Pope Francis to the United States by honoring the Holy Father’s commitment to ending hunger. On Tuesday, the archdiocese announced all the goals had been met. The plan was

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a “son of an immigrant family” arriving in the United States for the first time to learn from others and to share from his own experience. In

CNA/EWTN News For the first time, the Holy See’s distinct white and yellow flag will fly alongside the flags of United Nation’s countries in honor of Pope Francis‘ arrival to U.N. headquarters in New York City. U.N. officials, after consulting with the Holy See, decided to raise the flag on

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM CUBA — Pope Francis defended his position on the economy, the environment and other social issues as faithful repetitions of the basic Catholic social doctrine. Speaking to reporters flying with him from Cuba to Washington Sept. 22, the pope was

Staff Report Pope Francis is visiting the United States of America for the first time this week. Check back here daily for the latest news. Update: On demand video by thUSCCB can be found HERE. Included below is a central list of all stories related to the papal visit. This page

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis‘ historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012. In closing the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families held there that year, Pope Benedict XVI announced

By Elise Harris CNA/EWTN News On the eve of his arrival to Cuba Pope Francis sent a video message to the small island nation, expressing his desire to be a witness of God’s mercy in the country, and to encourage locals to do the same. “I want to be among