Links About Pope Francis 2015 Visit, Visiting the Homeless, and the Potential Ban on Religious Headstones

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announced 10,000 volunteers are needed for the Meeting Of Families in Philadelphia

Pope Francis gives “strength and consolation” to the victims of the plane crash in the French Alps

In continuing his work and focus on the homeless, Pope Francis invited 150 homeless men and women into the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis is invited to the White House during his visit to the United States in September

There is a fight between the Archdiocese of Newark and a New Jersey law to try to ban the selling of religious headstones at cemeteries. 

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Links, Updates, On Pope Francis’ Philadelphia Visit, Reported Assassination Attempt, and Pope Benedict’s Legacy

Papal Spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, calls the vatican “rumor” of an assassination attempt on Pope Francis while he was in the Philippines “unreliable”.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-rumor-of-assassination-attempt-on-pope-francis-unreliable-48918/

Catholic.com takes a look at when you should (and are allowed to) stay home from mass under Canon Law.

http://www.catholic.com/blog/michelle-arnold/when-to-stay-home-from-mass

Visitphilly.com’s guide to the upcoming papal visit in Philadelphia in September.

http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/world-meeting-of-families-2015-philadelphia/

Two articles about the 2-year anniversary of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The first one describes a first hand account of his resignation and the second link looks back on Pope Benedict’s legacy.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2015/02/11/a-monsignor-sobbed-then-silence-fell-an-eyewitness-account-of-benedict-xvis-resignation/

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/two-years-into-retirement-the-legacy-of-father-benedict-lives-on-44605/