Saturday, September 19, 2015

Teachable Moment: Pope Francis Visits America

Pope Francis, whose vision has captivated the world, brings it to North America

 http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pope-francis-america-20150921-story.html

Pope Francis Heads to Cuba

http://time.com/author/elizabeth-dias/ 

A Humble Pope, Challenging the World
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/world/europe/pope-francis.html
The Pope will visit two churches named after St. Patrick!

Historic D.C. church energized for Pope Francis' visit

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/16/pope-francis-visit-st-patrick-washington/31802945/ 

Evening Prayer At St. Patrick's Cathedral To Be Lead By Pope Francis

http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/schedule/evening-prayer-at-st-patricks-cathedral/ 

Four historic churches wait to welcome Pope Francis

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/16/pope-francis-us-trip-churches-washington-new-york-philadelphia/72313964/ 

Catholic congressman says he will boycott Pope Francis over climate change stance

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/18/catholic-congressman-says-he-will-boycott-pope-francis-over-climate-change-stance/ 

Where will Pope Francis be during his NYC visit? His full schedule

http://abc7ny.com/religion/where-will-pope-francis-be-during-his-nyc-visit-his-full-schedule/817806/ 

The Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia & World Meeting of Families 2015

http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/world-meeting-of-families-2015-philadelphia/ 

Prayer for Peace, Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
The Christian doctrine that inspires Pope Francis' actions are from the Bible, particularly the life of Jesus and His words in Matthew 5-7, referred to as 'The Sermon on the Mount.'
Matthew 5-7 The Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5%3A7&version=ESV
Pope Francis chose his papal name to reflect the life and example of Francis of Assisi, a medieval saint, and founder of the Franciscans. He is known for his care of the poor, and is considered the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Francis of Assisi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi 

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