I watched - I liked. I didn't notice any of the 'objectionable guests' and I suspect the Holy Father didn't know who was who in the audience either. It was a great reception.
While praying for the Holy Father and the President I was distracted for a moment thinking how cool it would be for the Holy Father to receive the Obama's into the Church on this visit ... I know!
Below is a photo of the Holy Father being driven down Constitution Ave. after this morning's welcoming ceremonies. I was touched by how Secret Service agents actually brought children to him to be blessed. It's a great day for America. (FYI: Fr. James Martin is the ABC priest consultant. He's doing a good job.)
Cardinal Wuerl and Pope Francis.
Pope Francis will canonize Fr. Serra today too. Praise God!
He'll be taking the bus to the National Shrine for