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...]

Pope Francis Is Coming to America!

Logo - World Meeting of Families

Big news today from Philadelphia! We've just learned that Pope Francis has accepted the invitation from Archbishop Charles Chaput to come to Philly in 2015, and to attend the World Meeting of Families. Organized by the Pontifical Council for Families, the World Meeting has as its theme “The Gospel of the Family, Resource of Humanity.” This theme will emphasize the good news of the family and its intrinsic value to the good of society.Archbishop Chaput made the announcement before his homily J … [Read more...]

“Love Is Our Mission”: Theme Is Announced for World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Abp Chaput speaking

Archbishop Charles Chaput was a gracious tour guide on Tuesday, showing off his adopted city of Philadelphia to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.Archbishop Paglia and a team of Vatican officials were in town to begin preparations for the week-long World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.Tuesday's guided tour included a stop for the delegation at the Liberty Bell and at Independence Hall, accompanied by … [Read more...]