Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pope Francis prays for peace with other religious leaders at Ground Zero

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] At the interfaith ceremony at the Ground Zero Memorial, the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Pope Francis called out the senseless violence and called for peace. “In the depths of pain and suffering, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis visits immigrant families in a school in Harlem

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] During his visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels school with children in the poor immigrant community of East Harlem, Francis was in his element as he reminded the school children of the value of friendship … Continue reading

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Pope Francis addresses the United Nations in New York

 [By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Pope Francis recalled the ideals of the U.N. Charter and the shared values of the Church. Both institutions, he noted, began with the same starting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Francis arrived in New York for an evening prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on New York’s 5th avenue. Before entering, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan told him that once he entered the doors of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis has lunch with the homeless in Washington DC

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Francis left the halls of Congress to head to St. Patrick’s Parish in Washington to have lunch with the homeless. He used the example of St. Joseph to call our attention to “the quiet … Continue reading

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Pope Francis speaks to a joint session of Congress in Washington DC

  [By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] In his historic address to the United States Congress—the first in the history of the United States—Pope Francis used the lives of four prominent Americans to illustrate Catholic Social Teaching. In Abraham Lincoln, he … Continue reading

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Pope Francis canonises Br Junipero Serra

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] The canonisation mass of Blessed Junipero Serra at Catholic University of America was a call to Christian mission—for all Catholics to follow the example of Serra in proclaiming to good news of Christ, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis speaks to US Bishops

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Pope Francis’s address to the U.S. Catholic Bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral began with a strong statement in support of the US Bishops and their fight for religious liberty in the United States—a … Continue reading

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Some quotes from Pope Francis in the White House

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Pope Francis officially began his visit to the United States with a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. President Obama commented that the gathering was a reflection of the deep … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pope Francis’ visit to the USA

To prepare for the Pope’s visit to the US, Austen Ivereigh has recorded a series of interviews and a podcast: an interview with the Mexican-born priest who will be alongside the Vatican spokesman during the visit, as well as a … Continue reading

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