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Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope’s message helps parents

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis’s recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd’s reaction to his presence. ...



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    They wouldn’t miss seeing Pope Francis because ‘He is a rock star’

    PHILADELPHIA >> The visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia is bringing people near and far together for at least the weekend.

    By Jarreau Freeman and Cheryl Kehoe Rodgers @JarreauFreeman on Twitter |

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    Immigrants hope Pope Francis’ words can change thoughts

    PHILADELPHIA >> Thousands of pilgrims flooded Independence Hall to hear Pope Francis speak about immigration Saturday.

    By Jarreau Freeman @JarreauFreeman on Twitter |

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    Chester County boy gets special, moving visit from Pope Francis

    PHILADELPHIA >> Chuck Keating prepared for weeks for Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, but what happened when the pontiff got here he could have never anticipated.

    By Kathleen E. Carey @dtbusiness on Twitter |

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    Street merchants offering plenty of Pope Francis swag

    PHILADELPHIA >> There’s no need to scope out an official Pope Francis store to score souvenirs of the papal visit to Philadelphia.

    By Jenn Lucas @jlujersey on Twitter |

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    Jovial Pope Francis steals Festival of Families show from headliners

    PHILADELPHIA >> While the Festival of Families may have been a star-studded event, all eyes were focused on Pope Francis.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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    Local officials, residents greet Pope at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

    Lower Merion >> On the sleepy, tree-lined roads that surround St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, neighbors rode bicycles and pushed baby strollers along roadblocks and police checkpoints as the township prepared for the pope’s arrival Saturday afternoon.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    Pope Francis paints final stroke on commemorative mural that honors WMOF

    PHILADELPHIA >> On a cool fall evening in the heart of center city Philadelphia, after a night of celebrating family with moving musical acts, compelling stories shared by families around the world and scripture readings, Pope Francis, joined children and artists on the Festival of Families stage, and signed his name to a mural created to honor his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love during the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday night.

    By Jarreau Freeman @JarreauFreeman on Twitter |

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    Pope Francis extols virtues of immigrants, talks religious freedom, globalization

    They brought out all the pomp and circumstance at Independence Hall on Saturday afternoon.

    By Vince Carey @vincecarey on Twitter |

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    Bishop Shanahan marching band excited to greet Pope Francis at airport

    PHILADELPHIA >> Among those ready to greet Pope Francis at the Philadelphia airport was the Bishop Shanahan High School marching band.

    By Kathleen E. Carey @dtbusiness on Twitter |

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    Papal pilgrims arrive slowly but steadily at 69th Street Transportation Center

    UPPER DARBY >> The 69th Street Transportation Center, one of the main transit sites for access to see the pope in Philadelphia, had a scant but steady stream of people before noon on Saturday.

    By Linda Reilly Times Correspondent |

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