Loading
U.S. Visit
Pope’s visit to the America’s capital is meant to be visit to whole U.S. Church

.- On Monday at the U.S. Bishops’ Conference, details of the Pope’s spring visit to the U.S. were announced and to the surprise of many, only two major cities made the itinerary—New York and Washington D.C.

When asked why Benedict’s trip is so selective, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington D.C. explained that by visiting the capital, the Pope wishes to visit the whole American Church.  

Noting that Pope Benedict will turn 81 on April 17, Bishop Skylstad, explained that the papal trip doesn’t include other notable American cities so that the Holy Father could conserve his energy.

Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who will be the first to welcome the Pope to the U.S., said that “the fact that the journey was announced as an apostolic journey to the United States… shows that the Holy Father wants to representationally visit the whole Church.”

When asked how the Holy Father’s visit could affect the American political scene, Bishop Skylstad insisted that the Church’s stance on how we interface with politics is very clear. The Church always attempts to not be partisan in the political realm and as such the Pope’s visit will not be an attempt to influence the U.S. presidential elections.

Wuerl said at the press conference that the visit should be a “renewal of the faith life in the United States” and an opportunity that will call the whole country to put a relationship with God at the forefront of their relationships with others.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Jul
30

Liturgical Calendar

July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:44-46

Gospel
Date
07/30/14
07/29/14
07/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 15: 10, 16-21
Gospel:: Mt 13: 44-46

Saint of the Day

St. Peter Chrysologus »

Saint
Date
07/29/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:44-46

Homily
Date
07/30/14
07/29/14
07/28/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: