Something in the Air

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It would be an understatement to say that people are excited here at the World Meeting of Families. To a casual observer it would not be so easy to realize why. You might think it is because of Pope Francis’ visit in the coming days. You might think that it is because of speakers like Bishop Robert Barron or Scott Hahn. But if you take the time to talk to some people, you will find out the real reason for the excitement. For some are going home on Friday, the day before the Pope arrives in Philly. And Bishop Barron has already given the keynote address and he is leaving too. But someone is here and he is staying and he is the cause for all the smiles on the faces in the crowd. Jesus is the reason for all this. And the Catholic Church is alive and well in America.

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About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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