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On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated the Canonization Mass of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Please see below for the full prepared text of his homily. Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington ...read more
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Pope Francis was welcomed to the White House by President Barack Obama. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks. Welcome Ceremony The White House, Washington Wednesday, 23 September 2015 Mr. President, I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As the son ...read more
Pope Francis is set to embark on a 9 day Apostolic Voyage to Cuba and the U.S.A, in what will be the longest trip for the Pontiff since his election as Pope. Pope Francis’s visit will include multiple masses, prayer vigils, meetings with religious communities and public and private addresses. Salt + Light will be providing ...read more
With 18 days to go before his plane touches down on U.S. soil, the U.S. media is focusing on the places the pope will visit in their country, how to get tickets and where to buy pope memorabilia. At the same time a much different church is quietly preparing to welcome Pope Francis to Cuba. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, a landmark Catholic archeological discovery is made at the site of the Jamestown settlement, a group of US Senators plan to defund Planned Parenthood, growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and a look ahead to the 133rd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. ...read more
With one papal trip barely over, attention is already turning to the next papal trip: Cuba and the U.S. The official schedule was released at the end of June. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the theme and logo of that portion of the trip some time ago. The motto is “Love is our ...read more