Neilson Carlin: Creator of the Icon for the World Meeting of Families

Icon of the Holy Family - uncovered

"The scales began to fall."  Neilson Carlin is talking about his conversion to the Catholic faith, which was facilitated through the patient guidance of a priest and deacon who answered his many questions during an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program in 2000.  Carlin had not expected to become Catholic, but only wanted to know more about the faith which was so important to his fiancee and her mother.Carlin is a Philadelphia artist who now specializes in sacred art.  He was s … [Read more...]

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...]


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