About 750 strikers were among a crowd estimated at 1,000 in urging the federal government to force contractors to pay them $15 an hour for the work they do.
Speaker of the House John Boehner is delighting in a dream come true with the pope addressing a joint session of Congress. He's tried for a papal visit since 1994.
Repeated calls from Pope Francis for the world to empty its nuclear weapons arsenals are little known and often overlooked, but carry the moral weight of Catholic social teaching, a panel of experts concurred during a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The 17-by-51-foot art deco mosaic mural, which stretches along a wall in the lobby of AFL-CIO headquarters, conveys that labor is triumphant -- except labor no longer is.
Eco Catholic: Thousands inspired by Laudato Si' plan to rally on the Mall the morning that the pope addresses Congress, hoping he will acknowledge their work on climate change.
"Individual reflection and action is critical" when it comes to improving the conditions of workers in the United States and elsewhere, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in the U.S. bishops' annual Labor Day statement.
When Pope Francis celebrates a canonization Mass at for Junípero Serra, he will do so in a language Serra would recognize: Spanish.
Pope Francis held a "virtual town hall" with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.
Ever since Pope Francis' visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the "missionary of mercy."
And it's an important mission, some Cubans say, so that the country and its people -- living in and outside of Cuba -- can move forward. The pope's message of mercy is exactly what Cuba needs, some say.
"Cuba needs mercy because Cubans have been divided even inside Cuba, and Cubans have been divided even outside Cuba," said Eduardo Azcarate, born in Havana but who now lives in Falls Church, Va.
The U.S. trade embargo against Cuba turns 55 in October, and its effects are clear in the dilapidated buildings, scant food supply of Cuban stores and infrastructure around the island.
But what's not easy to see is the spiritual cost. Trinitarian Fr. Juan Molina, director of the U.S. bishops' Office for the Church in Latin America, said that spiritual cost has been great.