National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

10 things Pope Francis should do in Philadelphia

 |  Young Voices

Pope Francis is reportedly heading to Philadelphia in October 2015. While he’s in town, here are a few things he should do.

1. Eat a cheesesteak at Pat's.

Move over, King of Kings.

Graham1.jpg

credit credit

2. Bless the Liberty Bell.

With liberty and pontiffs for all.

Graham2.jpg

credit credit

3. Pray for love.

It's all we need.

Graham3.jpg

credit credit

4. Grab a beer at Monk's.

They have Lost Abbey Devotion on tap.

Graham4.jpg

 credit  credit

5. Hang out with Mercy Sr. Mary Scullion of Project HOME

Bonus: Jon Bon Jovi

Graham5.jpg

credit credit

6. Check out Edgar Allan Poe's home.

Recite "Catholic Hymn." BYO bird.

Graham6.jpg

credit credit

7. Catch a Philadelphia Flyers match.

Consider an orange zucchetto.

Graham7.jpg

credit credit

8. Visit the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

It's all about this Benjamin.

Graham8.jpg

credit credit

9. Take a selfie with Questlove.

Maybe The Roots would have their annual concert in October?

Graham9.jpg

credit credit

10. Run the Rocky steps and see the statue.

It ain't about how hard you pray.

Graham10.jpg

credit credit

[Kate Childs Graham is an activist in the progressive Catholic movement. A graduate of The Catholic University of America and the U.N.-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, she is a communications professional in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @kchildsgraham.]

Editor's Note: We can send you an email alert every time a Young Voices column is posted. Go to this page and follow the directions: Email alert sign-up.

Christmas-Feature-Flag-275x60.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

November 21-December 5, 2014

11-21-2014.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.