Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#PopeinUS - The Hipster Highlights of The Morning in DC

While cooking up breakfast before work and school with the family this morning, we fired up the ol' iPad and watched the #PopeinUS welcoming ceremony live, and it was a blast.

It's super fun to be able to share this with the kids!

And, there were already some memorable moments to kick off this trip (outside of the multiple times that President Obama turned to the Pope with a smile after making what he thought was an awesome comment).

Here are our Hipster highlights of what the Pope had to say:

"As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families. I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen to, and share, many of the hopes and dreams of the American people."

"I will also travel to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and the family at this, a critical moment in the history of our civilization. "

"American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination. With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty. That freedom remains one of America’s most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it."

"Our common home has been part of this group of the excluded which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our cities and our societies. To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it."

"We know by faith that “the Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us."

Pope Francis rocked it, in our humble opinion. 

That last quote, that God does not abandon us or forsake/repent of having created us is a powerful message that everyone needs to hear over and over again. 

Plus, his English accent is pretty darn cute, let's face it. 

After leading prayer at St. Matthew's following the welcoming ceremony this morning, our beloved Pontiff will hold the Canonization Mass for Junipero Serra, the first-even Canonization Mass on US soil!

As a California Catholic, you know we're excited for this one!

Stay tuned!!

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