Pope Francis to New York City: Jesus still walks our streets. Tell everyone!

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday had a brief, but urgent, reminder for the Catholics of New York City. They must proclaim the joy of God and remember to care for all those who go unnoticed in their metropolis, because they have seen the “great light” of Jesus Christ. “Knowing that Jesus still walks our streets, that he is part of the lives of his people, that he is involved with us in one vast history of salvation, fills … [Read more...]

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Never lose sight of your dreams, Pope tells Harlem schoolkids

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 03:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered his famous line “I have a dream”, he was thinking of you. Those were the words of Pope Francis this afternoon during a brief but moving encounter with elementary students at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. “His dream was that many children, many people would have equal opportunities,” the Pope reflected, speaking in … [Read more...]

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Read the full text of Pope Francis’ homily during Mass at Madison Square Garden

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is saying Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and has just delivered his homily. Please find below the full text of the Holy Father's words: We are in Madison Square Garden, a place synonymous with this city. This is the site of important athletic, artistic and musical events attracting people not only from this city, but from the whole world. In this place, which represents both the variety … [Read more...]

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Read the full text of Pope Francis’ visit to a school in Harlem

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis visited Our Lady, Queen of the Angels school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on Sept. 25. Most of the school's students come from migrant families. Read the full text of his prepared remarks: Dear Children, I am very happy to be with you today, along with this big family which surrounds you. I see your teachers, your parents and your family members. Thank you for letting me come, and I ask … [Read more...]

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Performing for the Pope in Philly: a chat with some of the talent

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 25, 2015 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Musicians, comedians, performers and artists from the around the world are eager to reinforce the message of the family and God’s love – as well as to perform for Pope Francis. “We are not worthy to enter under @Pontifex's roof but trusts he has the word for healing!” Jeannie Gaffigan, wife of Jim Gaffigan, mother of five, and and executive producer of the Jim Gaffigan Show, tweeted to CNA. Jim … [Read more...]

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Can a giant Pope Francis mural move the hearts of New Yorkers?

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 11:40 am (CNA).- In the heart of Manhattan, a giant mural of Pope Francis looks out over New York City, smiling and waving. Its painter, Van Hecht-Nilsen, hopes the spectacular image will help people find happiness in God. “I think that Pope Francis has an authentic love that can counter this false love our society lives," Hecht-Nilsen said.   The artist worried that American society “has put Christianity aside.” “I … [Read more...]

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Destruction is always personal, Pope Francis reflects at Ground Zero

New York City, N.Y., Sep 25, 2015 / 10:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After his Friday meeting with loved ones of fallen first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, the Holy Father said he was reminded that violence can never be impersonal. “In those family members, we see the face of pain, a pain which still touches us and cries out to heaven,” he said during an interreligious prayer event at Ground Zero Sept. 25. He reflected that “acts of destruction are never … [Read more...]

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