Pope Francis gives his speech in the Synod hall on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the IV Scholas Occurrentes World Educational Congress, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Vatican. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Thursday, that Pope Francis will address Congress Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so.

Local pilgrimage planned to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Bishop David Ricken will lead a six-day pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia where Pope Francis will be attending in …

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Woman says Tomah VA didn’t do enough to save her father

Candace Baer Delis says Thomas Patrick Baer, 74, died Jan. 14 after suffering two strokes at the hospital.