Anne Thompson Gets the Scoop: Pope’s Coming to Philly!

Anne Thompson

Pope Francis is coming to America!We thought that it would happen:  We believed that Pope Francis would honor his predecessor Benedict XVI's commitment and would participate in the World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.In fact, I reported last month that Archbishop Charles Chaput had announced the Pope's plans to visit the City of Brotherly Love.  Archbishop Chaput said that the Holy Father would be present for the last days of the conference, F … [Read more...]

Some Key Facts Everyone Should Know About the Archbishop’s Residence in Newark – UPDATED

Archbishop Residence - Newark

An American “Bling Bishop”?Wait: Maybe There's Another Explanation.In anticipation of the retirement of Newark's Archbishop John J. Myers, the Archdiocese of Newark is remodeling a Hunterdon County house which is currently his weekend residence, and which will become his full-time home in retirement. Archbishop Myers is 73 ½ years old and already has in place a coadjutor bishop, Bishop Bernard Hebda; so it's likely that his resignation will be accepted upon his 75th birthday in 2015 … [Read more...]

You Were a Pea, Then a Lemon….

Boba ad

Boba, a manufacturer of baby slings, has released a new ad for 2014 titled "You Made Me a Mother."And my gosh, they've done it:  They've captured the joy and the fear, the exhilaration and the fatigue, the deep, abiding satisfaction in parenting someone you love more than they can imagine, someone you helped God to create.Warning:  Have plenty of Kleenex at hand when you watch this! … [Read more...]