• Archdiocese asks DC to pledge prayer, service with pope

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Charities are challenging Washington-area residents to pledge to pray, serve the community or take action for social justice to prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the…

  • Schedule for pope’s visit to D.C. released

    WASHINGTON — Pope Francis will visit sites ranging from the White House to to homeless shelters during his visit to D.C. in September. At a news conference announcing the schedule for the pope’s visit, Cardinal…

  • Pope Francis expected to visit D.C.

    WASHINGTON – Pope Francis is scheduled to make a stop in the United States later this year, and in a Monday news conference, the pontiff confirmed that D.C. is expected to be part of his…

  • Seminary, Latino community leaders react to pope’s election

    Monsignor Steven Rohlfs, rector of Mount St.
    Mary\’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, picked the right
    of origin but the wrong person in predicting who
    would become the next pope.

  • Argentina’s Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

    From \”the end of the earth,\” the Catholic Church
    found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a
    pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name
    Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to
    resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is
    the first pontiff from the New World and the
    first non-European since the Middle Ages.

  • Archdiocese to celebrate new pope with evening mass

    The Washington Archdiocese will celebrate the selection of a new pope with a Mass of Thanksgiving Wednesday evening.