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Sarah Palin Being Considered for Secretary of Veteran Affairs
The "GMA" team of insiders analyze some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Disgraced Order Legion of Christ
A Rhode Island judge is allowing a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars to move forward against the disgraced Roman Catholic order the Legion of Christ
Pope Francis Meets With Clerical Sex Abuse Victims
Pope Francis met with victims of clerical sex abuse today and promised to hold those responsible accountable. The 30-minute meeting was with five adults who had suffered sexual abuse as minors by the clergy or members of their family or teachers, according to the Vatican. The meeting, held on his
Read Pope Francis' Historic Speech to Congress
Pope Francis isn't above sharing the spotlight with others. The pontiff structured much of his historic speech to Congress by highlighting the work and lives of four historic Americans. Two are universally known -- President Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- while two others
Female Priests Persevere Despite Being Banned From Catholic Church
At the end of Catholic Mass, there is often a prayer for new vocations into the priesthood. A group that has been gaining global momentum may be an answer to that prayer but the Catholic Church is not ready for it. This new breed of priests is not blessed by the Vatican because they are women. They
Donald Trump: What He Said About the Pope
All eyes are on the pope in the United States today. While the Holy Father is meeting with President Obama at the White House, presidential hopefuls for the job are sharing their thoughts on the pontiff and his positions on climate change , immigration and social issues. But one 2016 candidate has
Pope Francis Arrives at White House to Thousands of Fans
The South Lawn of the White House was packed, where there were 11,000 ticketed guests not including White House staff, military, volunteers or press, according to a White House spokesman.
Pope Francis Arrives for Historic US Visit
The 78-year-old pontiff was greeted by President Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
A Brief History of Popes in the US
Pope Francis arrives in America today, making him only the fourth pontiff to visit the United States. Pope Paul VI was the first acting pope to set foot on American soil in 1965. He held Mass at Yankee Stadium. Pope John Paul II first visited in 1979, and came to the U.S. a total of seven times. He