St. Joseph’s University theology professor Bill Madges says the contributions of the two men extended directly to the world stage.
50 people are part of a special pilgrimage traveling to the Vatican to take part in the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII next Sunday.
Chris celebrates Wawa’s 50th anniversary and discusses a man arrested for jogging naked on the Main Line. He talks to former Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.
Pope Francis has reached out to the victims of sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, but a group that works on behalf of the victims is not impressed.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.
The private discussion, over a wooden desk in the papal library, scheduled for a half hour stretched to 52 minutes.
Follow CBS 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi as she travels with the Philadelphia delegation and reports from Rome, Italy!
Although a private meeting with Pope Francis was canceled, a delegation from Pennsylvania had the chance to speak with the Pontiff in Rome Wednesday morning.
“We got a lot of very good smiles from him,” Corbett said afterward. “His English is much better, probably, than my Spanish. But he likes Philadelphia. He smiled about Philadelphia.”
The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.
Chris analyzes media coverage of the conclusion to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, the role of lobbyists giving gifts to politicians, and President Obama’s omission from a list of great world leaders. He also talks to CBS 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi who is covering Philadelphia’s delegation to Rome, hoping to get Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael Nutter are at the Vatican to discuss plans for next year’s World Meeting of Families right here in Philadelphia.
Chris gives his take on the Corbett Administration’s response to Kathleen Kane, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Daily News editorial, and Michael Nutter’s appearance on Meet the Press. He talks to Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Amid talk of a Pope visit and discussion of whether Philadelphia should host a political convention again, City Council plans a hearing on whether the city and region are up to the task of hosting such mega-events.