Tag: Papal Visit

As Philadelphia pilgrimage begins, Catholics embrace challenge and hope

As Philadelphia pilgrimage begins, Catholics embrace challenge and hope

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The group arrived shortly after noon in Philadelphia, four hours before Pope Francis was scheduled to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time near Washington, D.C., following his visit to Cuba.
Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis expect to see the pope on Saturday and Sunday; in the meanwhile, they’ll be attending lectures, workshops and expert panels at the World Meeting of Families.

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Pope Francis’ Mass to include music of Father Joncas

Pope Francis’ Mass to include music of Father Joncas

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The priest-composer of “On Eagle’s Wings” was “surprised, delighted and humbled” to learn that another of his works, the processional “Exultate, Justi,” would be performed at the papal Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27.

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Papal surprise: Mary Jo Copeland to meet Pope Francis in Washington

Papal surprise: Mary Jo Copeland to meet Pope Francis in Washington

| September 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mary Jo Copeland, 73, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985, will meet the pontiff in person, along with her husband, Dick, and Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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