“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” Isaiah 9:1
“May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in the world.” Pope Francis, April 2015.
“So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.” Hebrews 4:14-16
“Truly I tell you, whoever does not enter into the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15)
As I write this entry to “The Francis Factor,” the World Meeting of Families posts on their countdown time clock that we are 12 Days, 23 Hours, and 59 Minutes away from the start of the activities in Philadelphia. The pope will leave Rome for Havana on September 19th, and presently we are in the …
In January of 2015, I was in Rome with my students, and as part of our course, I interviewed Archbishop David Moxon, who told us: “Pope Francis has become the parish-priest of the world.” Moxon, a New Zealander, is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See.
“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matt 28:16-20.