Archive: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

Blogging Bishops

The United States Conference of Bishops has launched a blog for "observations great and small" about the papal visit. Some of the first entries include a rumination on St. Peter and Pope Benedict XVI and a summary of papal events in New York and Washington. No gossipy or scandalous...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 14, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Forget the Car

Did you succeed in landing a ticket to the papal Mass at Nationals Park on April 17? If so, leave the car at home or it could get ugly. There are only a few parking garages near Nationals Park, and city officials are strict about parking restrictions on neighborhood streets....

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 14, 2008; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (3)

The Pope's Cologne

It's sure smellier than a commemorative T shirt....In honor of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S., an Ohio company that markets products from monasteries is selling The Pope's Cologne. Sales are "off to a good start," reports Will Keller, a spokesman for Monastery Greetings. The cologne was actually dreamed...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 14, 2008; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (5)

Time For a Theology Brush Up

Apparently even devout Catholics need to brush up on their theology before the pope comes. Knowing that, the Archdiocese of Washington organized two weighty lectures, or teachings. "His arrival among us is indeed a moment of grace, for which we must prepare," Archbishop Timothy Broglio, longtime Vatican diplomat and current...

By Michelle Boorstein | March 13, 2008; 9:19 PM ET | Comments (15)

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