Pope Benedict XVI brings the international presence of the Church to American shores April 15 – 20. He will be only the second pope in history to meet with the president at the White House and the third to address the U.N. General Assembly. The Holy Father also will visit ground zero, join with Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu leaders in interfaith and ecumenical meetings, and celebrate a closing pilgrimage Mass to a packed Yankee Stadium. AmericanCatholic.org will be the place to find up-to-the-minute staff, news service and feature coverage of the pope’s steps and remarks. The button we’ve provided for your Web site will allow you to make the link to our free section.
While we have just experienced the most sacred of Christian celebrations, the sacred Triduum, leading to the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection, the journey toward the wisdom found in the Holy Spirit at Pentecost continues. You can help visitors to your site understand the meaning of the Easter season, the feast of the Ascension and the power of the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Just link to our “From Easter to Pentecost” feature.
Just around the corner is one of the most popular days of the year to send a greeting card—Mother’s Day. We have e-cards from Catholic Greetings that you can link to from your site. Place links to our Mother’s Day e-cards on your site, and help your visitors celebrate and honor the nurturing and faith-filled roles played by mothers everywhere.
Finally, May is the month of Mary, the Mother of God. AmericanCatholic.org has been covering the 150th anniversary of Mary's first apparition to St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes. Link your visitors to our material about the healings at this place of pilgrimage, what the Bible says about the Blessed Virgin Mary, what the Church believes about Our Lady and how Catholics can honor her.
These are certainly busy times! You can help your visitors sort through them with the depth and breadth found here at AmericanCatholic.org.
Peace and all good.
Managing editor, AmericanCatholic.org