Pope Francis is addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, September 24. Will he say anything about Black Lives Matter? How will conservatives undermine him? Will Democrats treat him as a liberal hero? Will House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to the pontiff backfire on Republicans? Will he be accused of being too political? Will he offer salvation to our hellish Congress?

The New Republic's Elizabeth Bruenig and Jeet Heer will consider these and other questions as they live-blog the event.