September 26, 2015

Embedded in the Children’s Crusade

Riding shotgun in the Baltimore Popemobile as it arrived at the Mirenda Center on the campus of Neumann University Thursday night, I leaned out the window, put my finger to my lips and made a cartoon sound to waiting college officials and media who didn’t know me from Adam.On cue,
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Stand up for Francis

“What’s so special about the pope?” was a question posed on Facebook by one of my former students, who is now in her early twenties. “I don’t know who he is, but I don’t want my roads to be shut down. Kids shouldn’t be missing school for this,” said a
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‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
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Feet for Francis: 105 miles down, 6 to go

The Feet for Francis Pilgrimage of Love and Mercy reached its penultimate stop Sept. 26, pulling into St. Philomena Parish just in time for 5:15 Mass.
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Step aside and open the door for the New Evangelization

A pilgrimage is not a pilgrimage without sacrifice.For me, they have included not being able to own this story. I had unrealistic plans to walk every step of every day’s planned walk, take photos and video and write about it, but then media interest intensified and there were not enough
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