America Covers the Pope's Visit II

As Fr. Jim Martin noted last week, America’s editors will be fanned out across New York this week to cover the pope’s visit. To supplement their coverage, we’re expanding our roster of bloggers to include more perspectives from both New York and DC. Also, thanks to Catholic News Service, we’ll be posting pictures of the pope’s visit to a special slide show. So bookmark "In All Things" on your browser, and check back daily for extended coverage. Until then, here’s something to keep you thinking: NY Times columnist Peter Steinfels previews the pope’s visit on "The Brian Lehrer Show" on WNYC. Tim Reidy
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