At 50, ‘Populorum Progressio’ takes on new life through Pope Francis

Blessed Paul VI's 1967 encyclical "Populorum Progressio" ("The Progress of Peoples") focused on the problem of international development and the gap between the rich and poor.

Pope Francis, Day would have been ‘good friends,’ says granddaughter

Mary Hennessy was at St. Norbert College in De Pere Feb. 23 to talk about her newly released book, "Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother."

Argentine attorney representing workers stays friends with Pope Francis

Grass-roots organizing that seeks to overcome what Pope Francis has called "the economy of exclusion" is vital to the work of the Catholic Church, said Juan Grabois.

Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Portugal in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Fatima.

Pope Francis names Bishop Burns of Juneau to head Dallas Diocese

Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, to be bishop of Dallas, succeeding now-Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, who headed the Dallas Diocese until he was named in August to be the first prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life.

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

Over two and one-half years, Mark Shriver extensively researched the pope's life, his writings and speeches, interviewed close to a hundred people who knew Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he became pope, and retraced the pope's life, from his childhood in Argentina to his papacy in Rome.

Text: Pope Francis’ message to U.S. bishops on Encuentro

Here is the text of Pope Francis' English-language message to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 15 about the Fifth Encuentro

Pope Francis’ missionaries of mercy reflect on experience

When Pope Francis commissioned his missionaries of mercy -- 1,000 priests sent out especially to hear sacramental confessions -- he reminded them, "Let us not forget: Before us is not a sin, but a contrite sinner."

Pope Francis bestows honors on 46 Philadelphians

The individuals and couples were instrumental in making last year's World Meeting of Families and papal visit a memorable success. They will formally receive their honors Nov. 17 at the Cathedral.

Pope Francis an honored guest of National Park Service during his visit

In addition to awe-inspiring parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Glacier, some of the United States' most iconic sites also are a part of the National Park Service, including the White House and Independence Hall, both of which were on the pope's itinerary during his 2015 U.S. apostolic journey.