Daily Archives: April 18, 2008

Free for all

Go to Mass at most churches and you may get a copy of the parish bulletin as you exit. But at Nationals Park yesterday, Massgoers could, if they so chose, get a copy of the 72-page special papal preview edition … Continue reading

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Text of pope at ecumenical gathering

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s talk this evening at the ecumenical gathering at St. Joseph’s Church in New York: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My heart abounds with gratitude to Almighty … Continue reading

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Not lost in translation

To demonstrate the great cultural and multicultural vitality of the church, the prayer of the faithful is often recited in different languages. Yesterday’s papal Mass in Washington was one of those instances. Six languages were used. Here are the English translations of … Continue reading

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Text of pope at synagogue

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s remarks today at Park East Synagogue in New York: Shalom! It is with joy that I come here, just a few hours before the celebration of your Pesah, … Continue reading

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Abundant blessings

Before the final blessing during Pope Benedict XVI’s April 17 Mass in Washington, a deacon in the sanctuary told the assembled faithful that the pope would then impart an apostolic blessing on all articles the faithful had brought with them … Continue reading

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Bush reflects on his meeting with pope

Even President George W. Bush, who is accustomed to meeting with world leaders on the world’s biggest stages for the seven-plus years of his presidency, was humbled when he met with Pope Benedict XVI in the Oval Office this week. … Continue reading

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Notes from a normal Catholic guy

After a long day writing at the press center and covering Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with interreligious leaders at the John Paul II Cultural Center, I needed to have a drink with my fiance. He had spent the day as one … Continue reading

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