It could be, of course, that the off-the-charts interest is due to the fact that some wrongly believe the Pope is coming to America to make some shocking announcements that will change core Church teaching. That can’t and won’t happen, of course, as the Church and Her teachings are guided and protected by the Holy Spirit. But if the Church is as out of touch, irrelevant, and backward as some claim then why bother at all? What does it matter what she teaches or what her leader does or doesn’t do? Who cares? It’s quite clear that despite some of the negative labeling that goes on; at the end of the day people do care because the Church does matter.
Secondly, given all of the attention on us right now, what better time to witness about the beauty of Catholicism? Everyone from the cashier at the grocery store to the folks at the gym, as well as fellow parishioners at the coffee and donut social, will be talking about, well, whatever the Pope is talking about right now. You and I will no doubt be a part of at least a few discussions in the next two weeks, so shame on us if we’re not ready to answer some questions, dispel myths, and most importantly welcome someone home to the Church compliments of the Roman Pontiff.
You can get the whole truth and nothing but by staying close to us at Ave Maria Radio and the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). I will be broadcasting my Catholic Connection radio program live from the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) Monday through Friday. You’ll also enjoy great live TV coverage from EWTN’s Doug Keck and Johnnette Benkovic throughout the gathering in Philadelphia. Make sure to also follow every step of the Pope’s journey through top notch radio, TV, and on-line reporting from our EWTN team.
Whether you’re in New York, D.C., Philadelphia, or at home, we’ve got you covered as we cover the historic happenings from start to finish giving you all the information you need to make a difference in your faith and hopefully someone else’s. Let’s not let this huge evangelization opportunity pass us by. For such a time as this probably won’t pass this way again anytime soon.
Art: Teresa Tomeo picture and World Meeting of Families Logo used with permission.