Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pope Benedict Final Day in USA

Pope Benedict just visited Ground Zero, prayed and then met with first responders, families, and victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Last night he delivered what some say was his best address so far while in U.S. to 25,000 youth at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers. This afternoon, it's one final mass w/ 56,000 plus people at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Pope Benedict's trip is getting great reviews. In the New York Post this morning famed author Peggy Noonan wrote this:

What a hit, what a trip, what a triumph. And it was something else, too. In the past week, in a wholly new way, Pope Benedict XVI became the leader of the Catholics of America. He broke through as his own man, put forward his own meaning, put his stamp on this moment in time. Americans know him now, and seem to have judged him to be what a worldly journalist said in the cathedral (St. Patricks) as he gazed at the crowd. His eyes went to Benedict on the altar, and he gestured toward him. "He's a good guy," he said, softly.

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