Celebrating Mass with some 25,000 people in Madison Square Garden Friday, Pope Francis reflected on the difficulty of living life as a Christian in a big city.
Pope Francis encouraged an audience of Catholic school students and immigrants to live with joy and dare to dream.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" had scheduled a televised papal prep rally. What was inside the historic doors of the Ed Sullivan Theater?
Pope Francis poignantly thanked U.S. Catholic women religious -- recently the subject of two controversial Vatican investigations -- for their work in building and maintaining the church throughout the country.
Over the past year, Cardinal Timothy Dolan unleashed a series of parish consolidations, closings and mergers, affecting a sizeable chunk of the Archdiocese of New York's 368 parishes.
When Pope Francis visits New York, he will meet 150 immigrants and refugees, hailing from Central and South America, Africa and Asia, all benefiting from Catholic Charities programs.
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 Wednesday.
"The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol is a historic moment for the country," he said in a statement, adding that "the unprecedented nature of his visit" prompted the decision to broadcast his address.
Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. Get the full schedule here.
Eugene Cullen Kennedy was comfortable both inside powerful church circles and on the outside. He died Wednesday.
St. Patrick's Day is associated as much with Roman Catholicism as it is with Irish-Americans, but this year, some of the faithful aren't happy with the inclusion of gays and lesbians marching under their own banner for the first time in parades in Boston and New York.
The Knights of Columbus of Massachusetts and a local Catholic school declined to take part in the Boston parade on Sunday after two LGBT groups -- the military veterans service group OutVets and Boston Pride -- were invited following decades of lobbying and court battles.