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Pope chooses theme for World Meeting of Families 2021

Pope chooses theme for World Meeting of Families 2021

Christian family life is a vocation and, when lived with fidelity, it is a path to holiness, said the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.

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Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

Vatican confirms pope will meet abuse survivors in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to the survivors to decide whether any information about the meeting will be released, said the director of the Vatican press office.

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Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

Pope’s August visit to Ireland will include quick trip to Knock

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ brief visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families Aug. 25-26 will include a quick trip to the Marian shrine at Knock and a special meeting with homeless families.

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New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty April 3 of plotting an attack on Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 during the World Meeting of Families.

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Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pat Shannon counted the steps. Nine that time, he said. It was a big move for the pilgrims who had been standing in a massive crowd on a Philadelphia side street waiting to go through security to join Pope Francis’ Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Anti-Catholic bigotry fails to dampen call to love in Philadelphia

Anti-Catholic bigotry fails to dampen call to love in Philadelphia

| George P. Matysek Jr. | September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Enter that line and you enter the path of destruction!”

That’s what a man holding a sign filled with Bible verses screamed to me as I came close to a security checkpoint for access to the much-anticipated papal Mass in Philadelphia Sept. 27.

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Pope Francis in the United States

Pope Francis in the United States

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everything you need for an armchair pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in the U.S.

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‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to “proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” as the bell’s inscription says.

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Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

| September 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

The sense that the chance to see the Holy Father up close was all too fleeting was prevalent among pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and not just because many wish they could hold onto the moment forever. Pope Francis’ vehicle drove faster down the street than they expected, making it difficult to both relish the moment and get a coveted photo of the pontiff as he clipped along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had dinner with pilgrims from the archdiocese Sept. 25 who attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and were preparing for Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 arrival into the city for the Festival of Families on Saturday and the World Meeting of Families’ closing Mass Sunday.

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UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The problem, Collett said, is that “dignity” as used by some governing documents — including the constitutions of Italy, Germany and Japan — is divorced from the source of dignity, God, and presented as something that can be granted, rather than something that is inherent to the human person, as the Church believes.

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Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Meeting of Families will be held for the first time in the U.S. in Philadelphia Sept. 22-25 with the aim of strengthening families in America and across the globe. Under the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the four-day “congress” intends to deepen the Church’s understanding of the family and its challenges, and provide tools to build up what “Lumen Gentium” — a principal document of the Second Vatican Council — calls “the domestic Church.” Throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic families are making daily efforts to build their own domestic Churches through prayer, charity and intentional living. The Catholic Spirit invited local Catholics to share their efforts to make their homes Catholic homes. The following are in their own words.

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