Pope Francis Makes First-Ever U.S. VisitAmericans celebrated Tuesday afternoon as Pope Francis made his first-ever visit to the United States. He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and was greeted by the first family. He did not make any formal remarks, but smiled and waved at the crowd.
Top 10 Reasons To Vacation In Rome, ItalyThe Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome this year.
Student From MN Trades Skullcaps With Pope FrancisTwo Boston College students studying in Rome had an up-close encounter with Pope Francis and came away with a treasured souvenir. Katie Rich of Minnetonka, Minn., and Ethan Mack of Portland, Maine, were along the barricade for an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday.
Good Question: Why Is This Pope So Popular? He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That's just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its "Person of the Year" Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.
Pope Francis Says He Won't Judge GaysPope Francis said today, he won't judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.
Burning Restrictions Coming To Central Minn. Next WeekSpring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope FrancisJorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church.
Good Question: How Does The Vatican Make Colored Smoke?For 100 years, the Vatican’s smoke signal has rarely been a black or white matter. Black means no Pope, white means the Cardinals have selected a Pope. But how does the Vatican get the smoke to be the right color?
St. Thomas Law Prof: Conclave 'A Delightful, Quirky Tradition' Cardinals have filed into the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope amid deep divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church.
Former La Crosse Bishop Will Vote On PopeThe former bishop of the La Crosse diocese is among the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City for their final days of talks before the conclave to elect a new pope.