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.
Faith and Justice: As with any important international meeting, the media will focus on conflict, and liberals and conservatives will spin the results to support their causes.
President Barack Obama told activists he would consider ways to ease the effects of strict enforcement as frustration grows over the lack of progress on immigration reform.
The U.S. State Department will begin this week tapping into the deluge of feedback that has poured in during its final public comment period regarding the construction of the northern segment of the Keystone XL transnational pipeline.
The controversial project, if approved by President Barack Obama within the next few months, would stretch nearly 1,700 miles and transport more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta through six states en route to Gulf refineries in Texas.
Catholics and evangelicals are asking Obama to defend religious liberty in the United States as he has defended it in other countries.
Raising the minimum wage would help an estimated 16.5 million workers, but could also cause 500,000 people to lose their jobs.
Morning Briefing: More news about the family synod; Ukraine has its bloodiest day of violence since the riots started; Church of England offers prayers for same-sex marriage.
Because it's difficult to legally buy a gun in Mexico, "illicit firearms are responsible for all the gun deaths. And it is the U.S. ... making this gun trafficking possible."