A beautiful 75-voice choir and a visually moving digital depiction of the Holy Family, as priests, bishops, and four cardinals processed in for the inaugural World Meeting of Families Mass. The opening procession continued for almost 25 minutes, but with 100 countries represented, it's bound to take a while...
The opening keynote address by Bishop Robert Barron, focusing on Living as the Image of God, was inspiring and, as always, thought provoking. The newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and former rector of Mundelein Seminary encouraged the almost 10,000 in attendance to share the faith around the world, else we – and our faith – be silenced.
Wednesday morning's keynote presenter is Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM. Cap., of the Archdiocese of Boston, who will speak on "The Light of the Family in a Dark World."
Tomorrow, we hope to interview Dr. Greg and Mrs. Lisa Popcak, co-hosts of the More2Life radio program, which airs in West Texas on the Guadalupe Radio Network. We'll also speak with some West Texans who have made the pilgrimage to Philadelphia.
Bishop Michael Sis will arrive in Philadelphia Thursday.
The Philadelphia Convention Center seems almost as big as Stanton...but there wasn't a funnel cake or a Fried Snickers Bar anywhere in sight.
Most Reverend Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, delighted a crowd of almost 10,000 Tuesday afternoon at the Philadelphia Convention Center. As keynote speaker in the opening session of the World Meeting of Families, Barron urged the assembly to take the faith to the world. "If we stop speaking," he said, "our message won't be heard."