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America After Francis: 8 Ways to Keep the Francis Effect Going

October 20, AD 2015 4 Comments
America After Francis: 8 Ways to Keep the Francis Effect Going

If you are American, or know an American, or ever look at the Internet, you may have noticed that Pope Francis was in the US this week. And we may never be the same. CNN broadcast hours of Catholic programming. Political leaders wept openly. A million people went to Mass with him today. Millions more watched. […]

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Servant of the Servants of God: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to NYC

October 2, AD 2015 1 Comment
Servant of the Servants of God: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to NYC

It seems as though New York City is still in a daze after our visit from the Holy Father last week. He was here for just two short days, but his impact is still being felt. Many of my friends and I were able to attend one of the pope’s public events on Friday—the Central […]

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Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

September 15, AD 2015 26 Comments
Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

I have a confession to make. Well, if you read the title of this post, you already know, but here it is again: Pope Francis makes me uncomfortable. I know that as a Catholic I am probably not supposed to say that (or feel that way), but it’s true. Ever since he was elected Pope, […]

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The Pope is Coming to My Country!

August 13, AD 2014 5 Comments
The Pope is Coming to My Country!

By now, most Filipinos already know the good news that Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 11-15, 2015. Here are my thoughts about what this means. For My Fellow Filipinos I still remember the excitement of World Youth Day 1995 when Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines. It is, indeed, a rare […]

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