From Executive Director David Dykes:
Sr. Joan Chittister and Maria Shriver’s strong words of welcome to Pope Francis
Joan Chittister, OSB, and Maria Shriver have written a gallant letter of welcome to Pope Francis as he visits the United States this week for the first time. The open letter was posted by Time Magazine. It comes as no surprise these two women go directly to the heart of the critical issues facing the Catholic Church in the 21st century. They say to Pope Francis, “And while you’re at it,...
Just How Savvy Was Pope Francis?
Directly addressing many of the “hot button” issues plaguing our nation, Pope Francis was masterful as he “navigated a uniquely American minefield of political and religious divisions.” Pope Francis seemed to capture the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Catholics and protestants throughout this country. Just how influential Pope Francis’ visit will be on this nation remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein, in The New York Times, offer...
Will Pope Francis Influence The Looming Nightmare?
It remains to be seen how much influence Pope Francis’ visit to America will have on the White House, Congress, and the United Nations, regarding needs of the poor, women, environmental destruction and climate change, and his overall message to promote the common good. In particular, his grasp of the looming disaster to people and cultures throughout the globe as a result of climate change, should raise awareness among all of the worlds leaders. ...