Archive: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Ticket News

If you have been informed that you've gotten tickets to the papal Mass at Nationals Park on April 17, you should receive the actual ticket fairly shortly. The papal Mass tickets have arrived at the offices of the archdiocese of Washington and will be shipped to parishes and diocese next...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 28, 2008; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

I'll Trade You Two Pope Tickets for.....

Some enterprising person posted an offer on Craigslist to trade two "cheap seats" at the Nationals Park season opener on Sunday for two tickets for the papal Mass on April 17. You won't find the offer there now, though. The Archdiocese of Washington spotted it recently, along with a few...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 28, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (3)

The Popemobile is On Its Way

From the Catholic News Service, a report on the Popemobile, the specially designed car that is used by the pope for public appearances. CNS says it will arrive in the U.S. early next month. There are actually three Popemobiles at the Vatican. The one that will be used during the...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 28, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

One-Way Communication

It appears that Pope Benedict XVI's communication with Christian leaders and representatives from other faiths will be decidedly one-way when he visits the U.S. next month. Benedict will hold a meeting with interfaith leaders at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. on April 17. And he will...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 27, 2008; 2:26 PM ET | Comments (3)

Musical Disharmony Part II

The flap over the papal Mass music continues. The Archdiocese of Washington has released a list of some of the music that will be performed at the papal Mass at Nationals Park. Mass music director Tom Stehle has described the selections as music that "represents our long Catholic and Christian...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 26, 2008; 4:21 PM ET | Comments (8)

Benedict who?

In the midst of the excitement among many Catholics about the arrival of Benedict XVI to the U.S. next month, let's take a step back for a moment. A recent survey by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic lay organization, found that close to one in three Americans have either...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 26, 2008; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

Let Us Sing...

This just in...the scoop on the music to be performed at the National Park Mass, to be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI on April 17. The pope will hear a 65-voice intercultural choir singing in French, Zulu, Spanish and other languages, a 250-voice Papal Mass choir, a 175-person children's choir...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 25, 2008; 2:57 PM ET | Comments (8)

Benedict, Sex and Morality

Now here's a mouthful. At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, Catholic University is hosting a symposium on "common morality for the global age" March 27-28. It's actually quite a gathering, and it's free and open to the public. It features speakers that the university says represents a "who's who"...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 25, 2008; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Archdiocese of DC: Then and Now

A stunning Good Friday sight in suburban Maryland last week: More than 2,000 mostly Hispanic and African Catholics, some in costume, walking three miles in the chilly afternoon wind from Our Lady of Sorrows in Takoma Park to St. Camillus in Silver Spring in commemoration of Christ's walk to...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 25, 2008; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

What the Pope Will Say

From Vatican reporter extraordinaire John Allen comes a detailed preview of Pope Benedict XVI's visit. In Allen's "one-stop shopping guide" to the pope's visit, the National Catholic Reporter analyst says that Americans may be surprised by the pontiff's "broadly positive" tone in the United States. Benedict will have several messages...

By Jacqueline L. Salmon | March 24, 2008; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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