Bob and I went over to the Opening Day of the “Pope Up” Exhibit at the Globe Dyeworks! The Globe Dyeworks is a Frankford treasure! We really enjoyed it and I really think you might, too! There are a set of wide steps you must go down to see the full exhibit but doable for most.
The Exhibit will be open on the next two weekends – Sept. 12 and 13 from 12 Noon to 5 PM and on Sept. 19 and 20 from 12 Noon to 5 PM with a public reception on Sunday, Sept. 20. Here’s a link to the article which tells you more and explains some of the artwork you’ll see.
A piece of high interest to us is the steel sculpture titled, “Steeple”, a symbol of all church steeples.
Personally, my mother went to Bingo every Wednesday night at St. Henry’s Church. Lou Serna did not want his Abuelita (grandmother) to find out about “Bingo Jesus”. She won’t hear it from us, Lou! But I love it!
The Grand Review is on Facebook where you can buy prints and other merchandise. I have my eye on the one where Pope Francis tritren replaces Billy Penn at the top of City Hall! Enjoy! Let us know what you think if you go.
Satan may be afoot but it took me at least 30 minutes to troubleshoot why the Fox 29 News video wasn’t playing. For you tech types, was it the embed code? Was it a problem with WordPress? No, it was as simple as the “Play” button is overtop the white cloud on the left. Who knew? Now you do and, hopefully, you’ll take the time to view it. Give the first movie a moment to start. Also, therein lies the answer to all of our problems – with God, high above the clouds and that’s where we need to direct our attentions so that we can make a difference in this earthly world here below.
Deacon Phil Geliebter of St. Mark’s Church is a sharing guy and I had just read one of his inspirations today and thought it was perfect for right here. Thanks, Deacon Phil! I also used it for our 8 AM Prayer Service Announcement outside St. Joachim tomorrow morning.
The title of this blog post came to mind because, as Catholics, we do have many beliefs that we consider to also be truths of the Church. Much like our Declaration of Independence has certain truths that our country is based on. But there is a problem – our church hierarchy is spending so much time trying to counteract the voice of the laity when this time and effort could be so better spent in us listening to each other and finding a way to solve the urgent issues of today’s church. As you know, our efforts were featured in the September issue of Philadelphia Magazine in the Bob Huber article titled, “Archbishop Charles Chaput: The Hardliner”. As the Archdiocese was aware of this impending article, Father Higgins is interviewed to counteract us. And so it goes! So, we give you both versions of the story. Please watch both videos! Our churches depend on you being informed!
Last night on Fox 29 this segment aired about Holy Innocents and about many of us. Keep the Faith in Frankford continues to, as my Aunt Pearl would say, “Speak the truth” and try to get justice not only for the closed churches in Frankford but for all closed churches in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Rather than writing a long explanation of our response to this report, I make a video, too, which I hope you’ll take the time to watch. We would love to hear your “truths”, too! We are brothers and sisters in the one Jesus Christ, who can unite us all!