This past weekend my brother, Steve, who be will ordained a deacon on June 7 for the Diocese of Arlington, traveled to New York for the papal at St. Joseph Seminary on Saturday and Yankee Stadium on Sunday. He’s posted some photos from the Youth Rally on Saturday and promises to post some from the Mass in Yankee Stadium soon.
The photo is a link to the set on his flickr.com account.
UPDATE: Steve just told me that
I’m going to be out of town when this arrives in Boston, but some of you will have a chance to see The Singing Revolution earlier. It sounds like an inspiring movie about the role of song in Estonia’s deliverance from Communism.
When the Pope started the Mass at Nationals Park, he began it with the words: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
This must have surprised many people who are used to hearing other greetings such as “Good morning, everyone,” before or after the Trinitarian invocation. But the faithful attending did respond with, “And also with you,” instead of “Good morning, father” or whatever. So it’s good to know that we Catholics are at least a little teachable.
This may turn into an ongoing series of posts, come to think of it.
Sign #1: if you’re willing to rent the companionship of a dog for four days a month at a rate of $280/month, you may have too much money for your own good.
Well, maybe if it’s a five-diamond dog….