Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi said Francis may have another opportunity during his U.S. trip to address the sexual abuse crisis, possibly referencing an upcoming, unannounced meeting with abuse survivors.
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.
Pope Francis went straight from charging the U.S. Congress to care for the neediest to blessing and encouraging Washington's hungry and homeless on Thursday Sept. 24.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of the pope's visit with the homeless at St. Patrick Parish.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of Pope Francis' Sept. 24 speech to Congress.
Following Francis: Come with NCR as we follow Pope Francis throughout his trip to the USA. Come here to read reports from our reporters in the field.
Viewpoint: The United Nations' sustainable development goals seek to moderate rather than transform the economic development model that has caused potentially catastrophic environmental harm.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript of the pope's homily at the canonization Mass.
Basilica of the National Shrine -- Pope uses canonization Mass to preach on mission. Answer the call, he says, and "go forth and anoint."