Monthly Archives: April 2008

Papal Mass music connections

As I was charging through the 100-level concourse at Nationals Park conducting interviews before Pope Benedict XVI’s April 17 Mass there, I stopped short. It was a liturgical version of “Name That Tune,” and I had it in seven notes … Continue reading

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Escalator to heaven

Like many neighborhoods in our digital age, Brookland, the northeast Washington neighborhood that is home to two major Catholic institutions visited by Pope Benedict XVI — The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the … Continue reading

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Video archive of papal events

As this historic papal visit enters its final day and a half, don’t forget that in addition to the live streaming video available from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ papal visit page, you can view past events from the … Continue reading

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Text of pope at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Here is the prepared text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s Mass homily this morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With great affection in the Lord, I greet all of you, who represent … Continue reading

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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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