world meeting of families
Still, some feel that the World Meeting of Families gesture was ultimately hollow.
I write with deep respect. I write because I have seen the terror of an abusive marriage and the angst of Catholic couples who long for respect and acceptance from their Church; and I have seen the suffering.
Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.
Your past statements about "who am I to judge gays?" had given me hope that I was included in your love for humanity. It had felt like a slap in the face to read from Davis that you had told her to be strong and pray for you.
Last week, one of my dear brothers was blessed to be seated at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia, and also present at the Pope's address to Congress in Washington. He was one who drank from the Pope's water glass, too. I pray that Pope Francis understands my brother's love for him.
Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.
Vice President Joe Biden came to say farewell to the pontiff before his plane took off for Rome.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass before a crowd of almost one million on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday. The
Francis went off-script to laud the power of love within families and couples.
The room was changed last minute from one that could hold 10,000 to another that seated just 1,000.