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Pope Benedict goes to France, and to Lourdes (full coverage and links) [Catholic Caucus]
American Papist ^
| September 12, 2008
| Peter Thomas
Posted on 09/12/2008 10:14:18 AM PDT by NYer
Longtime readers of AmP will know that it first carved a small nitch for itself in the Catholic blogosphere by providing complete coverage of Pope Benedict's journies (most extensively during his U.S. visit).
While the range of topics that AmP follows has diversified since then, papal trip coverage remains a core mission of this little enterprise, by which it strives to help communicate our Holy Father's teaching and witness beyond the geography of his journey to the worldwide audience he is always courting and addressing.
He may be in france, but he is talking to all of us.
While personal commitments are nearing an all-time high for me (preparing for next week's talk
especially), I will strive to include the most important details from the pope's upcoming visit this weekend. Stay tuned!
Previous AmP posts:
Looks like all they need is the pope!
TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: france; lourdes; pope
posted on 09/12/2008 10:16:04 AM PDT
To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Thousands of young people wave as Pope Benedict XVI arrives in his Papamobile to celebrate vespers at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral September 12, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI starts a four-day visit to Paris and Lourdes. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE)
posted on 09/12/2008 10:30:39 AM PDT
("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
It is so exciting to see the Holy Father cheered by scores of young people through the streets of Paris. Especially because my family is French. But who would have heard of a German Pope getting this kind of treatment in Paris? This is a universal church. Our ethnic differences do not divide us as they may have once upon a time. It really is a beautiful thing to see.
posted on 09/12/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT
("Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light." Ephesians 5:14)
Young people are attracted to truth.
posted on 09/12/2008 10:32:38 AM PDT
by fetal heart beats by 21st day
(Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
I can’t wait to go back.
posted on 09/12/2008 12:49:32 PM PDT
(These principalities and powers can only be banished by prayer and fasting.)
For a shy guy who doesn’t like to travel, he sure gets around. I bet he has surprised himself. God bless him.
posted on 09/13/2008 5:33:21 PM PDT
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