The Holy Father will arrive in the U.S. this afternoon. EWTN (with host Raymond Arroyo and TCT’s Robert Royal and Fr. Gerald Murray) will be covering the arrival beginning at 3:30 Eastern. Be sure to watch.
Robert Royal: The secular media have been trying to draw a contrast between Pope Francis and both of his predecessors – St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI – largely on the basis of his simple ways and emphasis on mercy. Given that the secular media are not themselves, to the eye, conspicuous admirers, let alone practitioners, of poverty and meekness, you have to ask yourself: Why? The answer, I’m sorry to say, is less that they are seeking to accurately portray what is distinctive about Francis . . . than it is a backhanded way to diminish the orthodoxy of two former popes who, in their own ways, lived lives of notable simplicity and charity.Read more.
Live coverage of Pope Francis’ 1st Mass in Havana with Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal, Fr. Gerald Murray and Fr. Roberto.
Pope Francis begins his papal visit to Cuba by attending the welcoming ceremony prepared for him. Live with Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal, Fr Gerry Murray, Fr. Roberto Cid on EWTN.