Pope Brings Message Of Hope to Prisoners

At the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, Pope Francis said prisons must focus on rehabilitation, and he insisted that no one is perfect and without need of forgiveness.

Visit to East Harlem

Pope Francis greets students and talks with immigrant families at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem (photos)

Seminarians, Religious Encouraged by Pope

Being one of 2,500 people in attendance for evening prayers with Pope Francis at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, Sept. 24, seminarian Mark Bristol described the experience as intimate.

Pope Leads Prayers for Victims of 9/11 Attacks

After silently praying at the 9/11 Memorial in Downtown Manhattan Sept. 25, Pope Francis entered the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where he mourned the victims of the “senseless act of destruction” and asked more than 400 religious representatives to be prophets of reconciliation and peace.

All About Family

As we look back on the Holy Father’s Apostolic visit to the United States, we can reflect, with some clarity, as to what the pope said and did during his time with us. Some were overjoyed at the pope’s speech to Congress; others felt it was a missed opportunity to speak more explicitly against the evil of abortion and against same-sex marriage. Some were thrilled that he explicitly mentioned his opposition to the death penalty; still others wanted him to be more specific on issues that Catholics in America have to face.

It Was a Privilege to Welcome Pope to NY (with slide shows)

The Diocese of Brooklyn is quite unique. It is the smallest, in terms of territory, in the United States and yet, it is the most densely populated. It shares the boundaries of its city with an archdiocese – one of the few places in the world where that happens. So it was only appropriate that […]

Reflections on Being With the Pope

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This article is written just following our bidding farewell to our Holy Father, Pope Francis. It is my hope that this account will be an upfront and personal witness to what I, myself, experienced these past few days. On, Tuesday, Sept. 22, I traveled, along with my […]

Pope Impressed by Church in US

By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them. At the end of his first-ever visit to the United States, the pope […]