Pope Francis met Monday with members of the Green family, the billionaires whose company, Hobby Lobby, took their challenge to Obama's contraception mandate to the Supreme Court.
Thomas F. Schaller has written an intriguing but disturbing opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun.
The piece highlights the growing political divisions throughout the country. Gridlock continues in Washington with little or no indication that a solution exists to bridge this gap in the foreseeable future. At the same time, at the state level, there is growing unity. More and more states are in the hands of a single political party.
Faith and Justice: The meeting of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis went smoothly, though there were a couple of bumps in the road.
NCR Today: Francis and Obama have a great deal in common, but beyond their policy alignments, their greatest asset is that they understand the importance of symbols.
Young Voices: 20-year-old me would never have gotten so excited about a meeting between the president and the pope. But things are different now.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for 52 minutes this morning to talk about religious freedom, conscientious objection and immigration reform.
I have been predicting smooth sailing for the visit of President Barack Obama to the Vatican, but a story from Vatican Radio makes me more cautious.
The story, which ran Wednesday, is a typical pre-visit piece talking about visits to the Vatican by Obama and earlier presidents. But the last paragraph should cause heartburn in the White House.
Judging by the number of statements from different groups, there are a multitude of options of things Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama could talk about Thursday.
Commentary: Two smiling, confident and charismatic leaders will meet at the Vatican this week. What can come of the top superpower and top spiritual power coming together?
Analysis: When President Barack Obama and Pope Francis sit down Thursday, the meeting may offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic church.