Vatican: Pope Privately Met With Gay CoupleThe Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position."
Pope Francis Met With Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis During U.S. VisitA Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States.
Vandals Topple Junipero Serra Statue At Carmel Mission Where Newly-Sainted Friar Was BuriedVandals defaced a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the Carmel Mission, where the remains of the recently canonized missionary are buried.
Pope Francis Draws Cheers From Tens Of Thousands After Historic Speech Before Congress
Junipero Serra Elevated To Saint By Pope FrancisPope Francis elevates Calif. missionary Junipero Serra to sainthood in first US canonization.
5-Year-Old SoCal Girl Breaks Through Parade Crowd To Give Pope Message About ToleranceA 5-year-old California girl who was handed up to the pope during Pope Francis' parade in Washington on Wednesday shared a message about tolerance.
Larkspur Bakery Provides Goodies For Pope Francis During U.S. TravelsPope Francis will be nibbling on baked treats from a Marin bakery during his flights in the U.S.
Morgan Hill Homeless Advocate Invited To Pope Francis’ Address To CongressA distinguished community service figure is fulfilling a long-held dream by accompanying U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, on a trip to Washington D.C. to hear Pope Francis address Congress next week.
Pope Francis Makes Marriage Annulment Faster, Easier, Cheaper For CatholicsPope Francis announced Tuesday reforms that will simplify and speed up the marriage annulment process and make them cheaper.
Ahead Of Pope's Visit To US, Some Friction Over LGBT IssuesThe World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.
Pope Francis Says Divorce Can Be 'Morally Necessary' For Some CouplesIn sharp contrast to generations of Catholic teachings, Pope Francis reportedly conceded Wednesday that some couples are simply better off divorced.
Saint Mary's College President: Pope Francis Connects Poverty, Ecology In Climate Change ManifestoDr. James Donohue, president of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, takes a closer look at Pope Francis’ encyclical where he calls for action on climate change and the environment.