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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Pope Francis’ Message to Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse

This morning Pope Francis met with five victims of clerical sexual abuse--three women and two men, adults who had been abused as minors--at St Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He spoke with them individually and together as a group, and then invited them to join with him in prayer. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was the flashpoint for the clergy abuse crisis in the United States. It was in that archdiocese that two grand jury reports, in 2005 and 2011, cited inadequate action on the … [Read more...]

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