Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pope Francis defends religious liberty at Independence Hall in Philadelphia

In what is being hailed as his most important address thus far, Francis offered a strong defense of religious freedom at the site of the American founding at Independence Hall. He offered a rebuke of the current approach to a limited … Continue reading

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia

At his first appearance in Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Francis celebrated mass for the men and women religious of the archdiocese of Philadelphia. Francis paid tribute to the many generations of Catholics who have … Continue reading

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Gardens in New York

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Francis celebrated Mass for over 20,000 New Yorkers at Madison Square Garden—one of the city’s most fabled sport and concert venues. He praised the diversity and vibrancy of city life but warned against those … Continue reading

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Pope Francis prays for peace with other religious leaders at Ground Zero

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] At the interfaith ceremony at the Ground Zero Memorial, the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Pope Francis called out the senseless violence and called for peace. “In the depths of pain and suffering, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis visits immigrant families in a school in Harlem

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] During his visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels school with children in the poor immigrant community of East Harlem, Francis was in his element as he reminded the school children of the value of friendship … Continue reading

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Pope Francis addresses the United Nations in New York

 [By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Pope Francis recalled the ideals of the U.N. Charter and the shared values of the Church. Both institutions, he noted, began with the same starting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

[By Christopher White from Catholic Voices USA] Francis arrived in New York for an evening prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on New York’s 5th avenue. Before entering, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan told him that once he entered the doors of … Continue reading

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