Archive of September 3, 2015

Trump's immigration plan undermines American identity, Archbishop Chaput says

Sep 3, 2015 - 05:32 pm .- Caught between poverty and violence in their homelands and deportation in the U.S., immigrants face a plight that cannot be ignored by Christians, said Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Papal pop-by at Roman eyewear shop draws an enthusiastic crowd

Sep 3, 2015 - 03:49 pm .- Even the most ho-hum errands become extraordinary if it’s the Pope who’s running them.

Strong words from the Vatican as migrant crisis spikes worldwide

Sep 3, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- A Vatican official in charge of assisting migrants spoke about the increasing number of refugees around the globe and stressed that they should be welcomed as brothers and sisters – not seen as a burden.

Are dialogue and reconciliation with the SSPX part of the Jubilee for Mercy?

Sep 3, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- Pope Francis' decision that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy the faithful can receive absolution from priests of the Society of St. Pius X is the most recent attempt at reconciliation with the priestly society, according to a Vatican official.

DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Sep 3, 2015 - 06:19 am .- Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the soul of the pontiff – and maybe even inspire him to sing along.

Are Pope Francis and the US bishops split? Don't believe the critics.

Sep 3, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Ahead of the papal visit to the U.S., some critics have painted a narrative pitting Pope Francis against the “conservative” American bishops – but the Archbishop of Philadelphia doesn't believe them.

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