9.26
Vertical Panoramic Views of NYC Cathedrals & Pope Francis Says Mass

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The vaulted ceilings of Catholic cathedrals were originally intended to draw a person’s perspective heavenward, toward the things of God. Richard Silver has built composite photographs of New York City cathedrals. See them here: Vertical Panoramic Views of NYC Cathedrals. Last night Pope Francis celebrated Mass in New York City. Watch a video of last night’s Mass in Madison Square Garden after the jump:

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9.26
TCC Playlist: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

Pope Francis is now in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Listen to Bruce Springsteen sing “Streets of Philadelphia” from the film Philadelphia about a man suffering from AIDS. Bruce Springsteen was raised Catholic and credits Flannery O’Connor as an influence. Listen and see the video after the jump:

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9.25
Misc: Embracing Our Limits & Surprise Visit to The Little Sisters of the Poor

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Pope Francis in a Fiat

Wonderful piece in Commonweal by the former Archbishop of Centerbury Rowan Williams on Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, and the lessons of Laudato SiEmbracing Our Limits. Also from Catholic News ServicePope Francis meets with The Little Sisters of the Poor to show support. Photo after the jump:

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9.24
Pope Francis’ Homily for the Canonization of Junipero Serra

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St. Junipero Serra

“Jesus did not provide a short list of who is, or is not, worthy of receiving his message, his presence. Instead, he always embraced life as he saw it.” Read Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization mass of Fr. Junipero Serra after the jump:

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9.23
Misc: Pope Francis, the Prince of the Personal

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Pope Francis with Sofia Cruz

Catholics believe in something called personalism. Part of personalism is the idea that the person is a good towards which the only proper and adequate attitude is love. Read about how Pope Francis embodies personalism from David Brooks in The New York Times here: Pope Francis, the Prince of the Personal

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