A great quote about Yankee Stadium and the pope

Pope Benedict XVI emerges from the New York Yankee's dugout to the cheers of approximately 60,000 people who attended the Mass that he celebrated at Yankee Stadium on the final day of his pastoral visit to the U.S. April 20. (CNS/Rick Musacchio)We’ve written before about how Yankee Stadium, the “cathedral of baseball” to many sports fans, looked like a real cathedral for the pope’s Mass.

And we talked here yesterday about memorable moments and memorable quotes from the trip.

Well, following up on yesterday’s post about people bringing memories of the papal trip home to their local communities, I’d like to nominate Mark Moeller of All Saints Church in Dunwoody, Ga., for quote-of-the-week honors. Obviously a fan who appreciates the history of baseball and Yankee Stadium, Moeller wrote:

As if the roof was pulled off of a great cathedral, Yankee Stadium opened wide, with a divine light shining on the surface below. Ruth and Gehrig could never have imagined it like this, as even Yankee and Red Sox fans were moved to civility.

Read Moeller’s entire piece here. Thankful that he was able to represent his parish at a papal event, he also marvels about visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral the day before the papal Mass there as well as seeing the crowds lining the papal motorcade route. It’s in The Georgia Bulletin of Atlanta. 

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