Your Correspondent in Yankee Stadium

The Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium yesterday was one of the high points of my Catholic life. Not simply for being able to be close to Pope Benedict XVI (a man with whom I, from time to time, disagree), and being able to see the Successor of St. Peter, but also for being able to celebrate being Catholic with 60,000 of my brothers and sister in Christ. Here are some of my reflections of the day here James Martin, SJ
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9 years 6 months ago
Jim, You da man! It was an absolutely elegant comment you made on the NYT blog...thank you!
9 years 6 months ago
Your blog post at the NYT was just wonderful. I felt like I was there. On this trip to the US, Pope Benedict XVI really warmed my heart. I too, was also a bit apprehensive by his election three years ago. I'm one of those who remember Pope John Paul II the most as he influenced my generation. I also wandered away from the church for a long time, only to come back recently and found myself wondering just who our new pope was/is. I think we got a good glimpse of this man. I will keep watching as I'm quite intrigued now. Also, I just saw you on the Colbert Report. Wish it had been a longer appearance.
9 years 6 months ago
Fr. Jim, this post and esp. your graph beginning "The Church is like a family. It drives you crazy sometimes but you still love it. ..." was beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for your witness!

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