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.
Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday afternoon, launching his highly anticipated six-day, three-city visit to the U.S.
5 minutes with Francis: One woman asks of her church to acknowledge the work and education of women.
His work in the sanctuary movement during the civil wars in Central America during the 1980s makes Claretian Fr. Luis Olivares more than worthy of recognition.
Commentary: Ahead of Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley asks: What will his message hold for us as citizens?
Francis called on people to turn their eyes toward Jesus, finding him even "in our brothers and sisters, especially those who feel excluded or abandoned."
At the Intersection: One thing has remained the same between the 1999 and 2015 U.S. papal visits: a sense of expectation and hope.