Registration Is Now Open for the World Meeting of Families

This afternoon Archbishop Charles Chaput, archbishop of Philadelphia, addressed his brother bishops participating in the USCCB General Assembly, offering updates regarding the World Meeting of Families which is planned for Philadelphia in September 2015.And with this announcement, he officially opened the Registration for persons who are interested in attending the event, which has as its theme "Love Is Our Mission:  The Family Fully Alive."  You can register on-line here.The World Me … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Is Coming to America!

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Big news today from Philadelphia! We've just learned that Pope Francis has accepted the invitation from Archbishop Charles Chaput to come to Philly in 2015, and to attend the World Meeting of Families. Organized by the Pontifical Council for Families, the World Meeting has as its theme “The Gospel of the Family, Resource of Humanity.” This theme will emphasize the good news of the family and its intrinsic value to the good of society.Archbishop Chaput made the announcement before his homily J … [Read more...]

Pope Asks: Is Working on Sunday “True Freedom”?

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"Maybe it is time to ask whether work on Sunday is true freedom."Pope Francis spoke on Saturday, July 5, to a group of young workers in the remote Italian region of Molise, southeast of Rome.  Speaking in the auditorium of the University of Campobasso, Pope Francis began his pastoral visit by challenging his audience of workers to "waste time with their children."As in his other pastoral visits, the Holy Father took time to listen to the testimonies of people from the local population: … [Read more...]