As a narrative lens for his speech, Francis cited the Golden Rule -- Jesus' teaching in Matthew's Gospel to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Preview: Pope Francis won't be able to spend time with many of the religious women whose efforts power ministries in the cities he's visiting.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of the pope's homily at the canonization Mass.
5 minutes with Francis: Without effective birth control, some couples live in fear they will bring another child into the world that they do not have the means to care for.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of the pope's speech to the United States bishops.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of Francis' speech at the White House.
NCR Today: Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said "I feel that now the pope is ready to address global questions," at a press briefing Tuesday evening, following Francis' U.S. arrival.
Aboard the papal plane. Pope Francis defended his position on the economy and other social issues as faithful to basic Catholic social doctrine.