Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix, Arizona released a pastoral letter to men entitled “Into the Breach”; it is a profound reflection on what it means to be a Catholic Christian man in today’s world.
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Internet is slow, so here are a few notes and pictures from Thursday and Friday. First is the set-up for the Festival and mass. I know you can’t see it that well but there were fences everywhere!
Next, there was the opportunity to venerate St. Maria Goretti at St. John the Evangelist. (She has a tour bus…)
The jumbo-trons have been tested and found ready!
The hallways sometimes got very crowded at the conference center:
And an Oratorio was performed at St. John on Thursday evening, with a bishop from Ireland introducing everyone.
By Friday, security check-points were already up and running, and it is not always clear whether the street you’re on is going to continue…
The Reading Terminal Market is getting pretty crowded…
And the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is closed and people are enjoying walking on the street.
We are all READY for the Papa!!!