Students and faculty represented St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, at Kennedy Airport when Pope Francis departed from New York and traveled to Philadelphia.
Maureen Pratt shares her experience as a member of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Calif., attending the canonization Mass for Blessed Junipero Serra outside Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Diocesan youth welcomed their pope and celebrated his trip to the United States.
Pope Francis speaks often about memory and motion, the importance of remembering where you came from and setting off without fear to share the Gospel.
Dealing with war, development, the economy or environmental concerns, bureaucrats and diplomats always must remember that the lives of real children, women and men are at stake, Pope Francis told the United Nations.
As Pope Francis spoke to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24, the members of the House and Senate vacillated between their usual response to similar addresses and intensely focusing on the pontiff’s heavily accented, carefully pronounced delivery of a text in English.
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.
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller believes Pope Francis’ call for the church to serve immigrants and people on the move around the world will inspire the church to respond with love and care for people seeking a new home.
When Pope Francis celebrated Mass for 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden, the Brooklyn Diocese was well represented – on and off the altar.
Photos from Pope Francis around the United States.