These Bishops Are Good “Sports”!

Bishop Hartmayer - first pitch

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer got a standing ovation after throwing out the first pitch at a game between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Asheville Tourists.  The Southern Cross, the newspaper for the Diocese of Savannah, captured the windup and the impressive pitch on camera, showing His Excellency's brown Franciscan robe blowing in the wind at Grayson Stadium.More than 1,500 Catholic fans were in the stands for the charity game benefitting the Savannah Social Apostolate, an outreach of … [Read more...]

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

Pope Francis has sent a "personal message" to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, inviting him to meet and indicating that "he is willing to meet at any place."Apparently, Pope Francis sent the message while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where he embraced the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.  AsiaNews reports that the the message was delivered by Msgr. Massimo Palombella, director of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, when the choir performed in Moscow on May 27. … [Read more...]