PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life — and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Advocacy groups took advantage of a lull in this city just before Pope Francis’ arrival to take to the streets for various demonstrations — and with very different results.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) But the pontiff seemed to rule out the idea of ordaining women, while also hinting that wealthy Catholics — many of whom have complained about Francis’ blasts at the evils of modern-day capitalism — could follow the example of a local saint who gave away all she had.
NEW YORK (RNS) The arena famous for boxing matches and rock concerts was turned into a hushed cathedral, as Francis exhorted listeners to go out and accompany those who are rejected and lost in the “deafening anonymity” of the great metropolis.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” is a docudrama based on interviews with LGBT Catholics. It was staged in New York and has now come to Philadelphia in advance of the pope’s visit.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) What happens when two unknown college students go to work for one of the most recognized people in the world — Pope Francis? Social media magic.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis asked God to “look on us, people of all faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain.”