Pope Benedict XVI isn’t the only one drawing large crowds in professional baseball stadiums these days.
In Kansas City, Mo., area Catholics gathered in Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, to participate in the first family rosary gathering since the 1950s. The Catholic Key wrote this piece with a detailed description and reaction on the day’s events.
Among the numerous dioceses celebrating their bicentennial this year is the Archdiocese of Louisville. The archdiocese commemorated the anniversary with a Mass at Slugger Field in Lousiville. The Record had extensive coverage the day long celebration including three articles here, here, and here.
Of course there were two visits to ballparks during Pope Benedict’s historic U.S. visit in April. He first celebrated Mass at the brand new Nationals Park during his time in Washington. Then later he celebrated Mass at Yankee Stadium in New York.
- Stadium Mass comparisons.
- A great quote about Yankee Stadium and the pope.
- Divine intervention for the Nationals after papal Mass? (but this seems to have worn off).
- Text of pope at Yankee Stadium.
- No cheering in the press box.