CONFIRMED: Pope Francis Is Coming to Philly!

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The Pope is coming to America! We knew there was a good chance that Pope Francis would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which had been established by his predecessor; but we had no assurance until now. On Monday, November 17, Pope Francis made the announcement at the Colloquium on Complementarity of Man and Woman.  He said:"I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. … [Read more...]

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...]

World Meeting of Families: Another Papal Slip-Up?

On July 25, I reported that Pope Francis would be coming to the United States in September 2015 to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. I was relaying the announcement by Archbishop Charles Chaput, archbishop of Philadelphia, that the pope would attend the meeting on September 25-27.  Now, the Vatican says "Not so fast!"According to Vatican Radio,The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, issued a statement on Friday, saying the Pope has not c … [Read more...]