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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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...]

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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...]

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