Posts Tagged ‘Pope in USA’

The Pope and Kim Davis: Seven points to keep in mind

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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What are we to make of the story that Pope Francis met Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy during his stay in Washington? The story was first reported by Robert Moynihan at Inside the Vatican; subsequently, ABC News interviewed Ms. Davis. Confirming the meeting, but offering no further details, the Vatican spokesperson, Father Federico Lombardi, Read more

Francis visits the Church John Paul II broke

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The last time there was this much excitement about a pope’s inaugural visit to the United States, Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” topped the Billboard charts, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, and cell phones were the size of a brick. But those aren’t the only differences between Pope John Paul II’s Read more

Life aboard the Pope’s plane

Friday, September 25th, 2015

As the plane carrying Pope Francis to Washington, DC, nears Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, American TV likely will be full of breathless references to “Shepherd One” being on approach, “Shepherd One” touching down, and, eventually, the pontiff descending the steps of “Shepherd One.” It’s not often that a mere two words manage Read more

Pope Francis, prince of the personal

Friday, September 25th, 2015

One of Pope Francis’ favorite novels is “The Betrothed” by Alessandro Manzoni. It is about two lovers whose longing to marry is thwarted by a cowardly and morally mediocre priest and a grasping nobleman. A good simple friar shelters the suffering couple. Then a plague hits the country, reminding everyone of their mortality and vulnerability, Read more