California Indians argue that the 18th-century Franciscan, to be made a saint during the pope's U.S. trip, helped destroy their culture and decimate their people.
At the White House. President and pope praise each other for climate action. Pope challenges president on religious liberty.
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.
Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday afternoon, launching his highly anticipated six-day, three-city visit to the U.S.
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.