Catholics gathering in stadiums

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.

CNS coverage of the stadium Masses was extensive on this blog as well. A look back reveals the following posts to the CNS blog:

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