The Pope in America: Implications, Collaborations, Challenges

Pope Francis's short visit to America comes after a series of papal speeches and publications about current issues in American culture and politics, including immigration, economics, sexuality, and climate change. His speech to Congress will be a historic first—never before has a pope formally addressed our politicians. What are the implications of that? In what ways can we all, Catholics and non-Catholics, welcome his perspective? Where should we challenge it? What is the significance of the pope's visit for Catholics and for people of other faiths or no faith at all?

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