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Father Lambeth goes to Washington...for the Pope
Father K. Michael Lambeth, pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor, was driving back to his parish after visiting someone at the hospital this past August when he received a unique call from parish coordinator Cathy Mazanek. More ...
Saturday, September 26, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Chefs working at a 'different level' cooking for Pope Francis, homeless
WASHINGTON -- Cooking for 1,900 people, no problem. Cooking for the pope? Now that requires extra care. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Bishop, faithful extend warm welcome to Pope Francis
On behalf of the clergy, religious and lay faithful throughout the four counties of the Diocese of Trenton, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., offered his own words of welcome for Pope Francis on the occasion of his apostolic visit to the United States. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Pope's visit to Catholic Charities meal seen as sign of hope for the poor
WASHINGTON  -- Benedict Zama looked out from her table and Pope Francis was coming toward her moments after he arrived at the St. Maria's Meal program of Catholic Charities of the Washington Archdiocese. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Be shepherds concerned only for God and others, pope tells U.S. bishops
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. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Capitol address: Scenes from pope's speech to Congress
WASHINGTON -- 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. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Pope to Congress: Stop bickering, world needs your help
WASHINGTON -- The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even hatred at a time when the U.S. people and indeed the world need a helping hand, Pope Francis told the U.S. Congress. More ...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Pope, 'son of immigrant family,' tells Obama he's ready to learn in U.S.
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. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Shouts, waves greet papal motorcade during a brief trip around Ellipse
Popes in popemobiles create, as they always do, a sort of undulating ecstasy in the faithful who have traveled to see them. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Pope canonizes Junipero Serra, says faith is alive only when shared
WASHINGTON  -- Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person's faith is alive only when it is shared. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: At White House, hours in line for brief welcoming ceremony
WASHINGTON -- The 11,000 ticketed guests and a cast of hundreds extra -- military units, musicians and federal employees -- who waited on the White House lawn to greet Pope Francis Sept. 23 were clearly there as fans of the visiting pope. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
POPE IN D.C.: Pope's words on immigration, bishops as pastors stand out at cathedral
WASHINGTON  -- Pope Francis had much to say to the U.S. bishops during his remarks at a midday prayer service at St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington Sept. 23, the first full day of his U.S. apostolic journey. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
POPE IN D.C. -- Playing for pope's arrival 'awesome,' say Catholic school band members
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Even the red carpet had a rehearsal for the pope's arrival. More ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Pope Francis arrives in U.S. to begin three-city visit
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Pope Francis arrived in the United States the late afternoon of Sept. 22 to begin his first apostolic journey as pontiff. More ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
PAPAL VISIT: Music chosen for Serra canonization Mass said to exude 'joyful spirit'
WASHINGTON  -- How do you choose the music for the first canonization in the United States? More ...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Two members of Ohlone tribe to play prominent role in canonization Mass
SAN FRANCISCO  -- Two members of the Ohlone tribe in Northern California will play prominent roles in the Sept. 23 canonization Mass for Blessed Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan who founded nine California missions. More ...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
PAPAL VISIT: Pope Francis Emergency Care Center dedicated at Washington hospital
WASHINGTON -- In preparation for Pope Francis' historic Sept. 22-24 visit to Washington, Providence Health System has dedicated and named its hospital's emergency care center in honor of the pontiff. More ...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Obama administration says visit 'chance to continue engagement' with pope
WASHINGTON -- The Sept. 23 meeting between President Barack Obama and Pope Francis will likely continue the dialogue these two leaders began in a 2014 meeting at the Vatican and will likely lead to further action on ideas the two leaders share, said White House officials in a telephone briefing with reporters Sept. 17. More ...
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Keepsake book, DVD to chronicle fall events
While the World Meeting of Families and the papal visit will not take place until next month, organizers are already offering faithful and fans alike the chance to learn more about the various keepsake items that will be produced to help preserve the memory of the historic events. More ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Serra canonization should be call to respect cultures, superior says
ROME -- The canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra honors a famous missionary who was motivated by love of God, but it also is a call to recognize how the process of evangelization must respect peoples and their cultures, said the head of the Franciscan order. More ...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
'Walk with Francis' service pledge drive launched in honor of visit
WASHINGTON -- In anticipation of Pope Francis' September visit to Washington, the Archdiocese of Washington and its Catholic Charities arm have launched an effort that challenges members of the local community to reach out to those in need. More ...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Pope's address to Congress will be broadcast to crowd outside Capitol
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis' address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24 will be broadcast live to members of the public on the West Front of the Capitol, House Speaker John Boehner announced July 8. More ...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Pope will visit as 'pastor,' not 'politician,' says Washington cardinal
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis will make history during his visit to Washington in September, when he becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and he says the first canonization Mass to be celebrated in the United States. More ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015

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