Pope Francis’ Address to Faithful at the Prayer Vigil for the Synod

On October 3, the evening before the Fourteenth Ordinary Synod of Bishops convenes in Rome, thousands of the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square for a Prayer Vigil for the Synod. There was music, and Pope Francis addressed the gathered crowd, as did several families--some with squirmy small children. Following is the text of the Holy Father's address to the faithful. You can watch the full Prayer Vigil (1 hour 49 minutes) below.Dear families, good evening! What use is it to light a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis Met Secretly With Kim Davis During U.S. Trip

Pope watchers are still reviewing and analyzing the talks which Pope Francis delivered while in the U.S.--his presentation at the White House, before the Congress, to prisoners, to the victims of sexual abuse and their families, to the Bishops, to attendees at the World Meeting of Families. But news of the most interesting meeting of all has just come to light: Apparently, Pope Francis met secretly with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex … [Read more...]

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BREAKING: 2018 World Meeting of Families Will Be Held in Dublin, Ireland

There he goes! Pope Francis boards his plane for the long return flight to Rome's Fiumicino Airport. Safe travels, Papa Francisco!But before he left, we heard a Very Big Announcement:  At the end of the Closing Mass, it was announced that the 9th World Meeting of Families will be held in 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.Ireland is still a strongly Catholic country, with Catholics comprising about 85% of the population. Most of Ireland's schools and hospitals are faith-based, run by religious o … [Read more...]

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