Pope Francis threw away a prepared text and, to the delight of tens of thousands of people on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, spoke from the heart about the challenges and love that come with being part of a family.
World Meeting of Families 2015
Families: Become What You Are
In preparation for the World Meeting of Families being held in Philadelphia this September, Christopher West was the presenter at a conference titled “Family, Become What You Are!” in Harrisburg, Pa.
Vatican Treasures To Be Displayed in Philadelphia
By Shannon Bowen PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Works of art including paintings, sculptures and rare artifacts from the Vatican will be on display just in time for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia this September. More than 200 works of art, 40 percent of which have never been shown […]
Church In U.S. Should Be the Good Samaritan
By Father William J. Byron, S.J. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa in Honduras and past president of the Latin American bishops’ council, was on the campus of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia at the end of April to participate in a meeting of about 250 Catholic community organizers gathered to express their hopes […]
Volunteers Needed in Philly
Anyone can lend a hand to the four-day conference and events surrounding the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September. Registration for volunteers is now open at the World Meeting of Families 2015 website: www.worldmeeting2015.org. The meeting runs Sept. 22-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Another Cop Shot
News that another New York City police officer has been murdered saddens and disturbs us. A new disrespect for the law and peace officers has gripped the city and indeed the nation. Officer Brian Moore was a young man whose life’s ambition was to be a policeman. It was a family tradition. He died in an attempt to keep our streets free of crime.
The Unique Role of Mother
As we come to celebrate Mother’s Day, we recognize the unique position of mothers as guardians of family life and transmitters of human life.
Diocese Prepares for World Family Meeting
You probably already know that Pope Francis will be visiting the United States in September. Besides visiting Washington, D.C., and New York, the pope will visit Philadelphia for activities and Mass on Sept. 26 and 27, to mark the end of the Eighth World Meeting of Families Congress.