The headline says it all, but here it is in context. Pope Benedict said these words during his traditional in-flight press conference early today:
Reporter: The [UK] has a past tradition of a strong anti-Catholic position. Are you concerned about how you will be received?
Pope Benedict: – Firstly, good day to you all and I wish you a good journey. I must say that I’m not worried, beca... More
I’m having a busy day so I’m simply going to summarize some useful links for those of us papists who want to keep up with the pope during his 4-day journey to the UK (if anything especially important happens I will, of course, blog about it):
The official Vatican page for the papal visit, with links to the texts of his speeches
The official UK Papal Visit website, with embedded live T... More
I wrote yesterday that I thought Catholic commentators were unfairly piling on to the UK Papal Visit Team after the British Tabloids went after them for publishing an “embarrassing” glossary which, they claimed, demeaned the Mass.
My radar went up because I thought to myself, “since when are the British tabloids so concerned about the Mass being treated with reverence?” In... More
Discovering papist techno music is a humorous tradition here at AmP, stretching back to the amusing discovery of the “Habemus Papam Benedictus Mix“, where someone actually layered the announcement of Pope Benedict’s pontificate with a techno soundtrack.
So, in that same tongue-in-cheek spirit, I offer to you today “Heart’s Cry“, a song by the UK electro-pop band... More
The UK Daily Mail has published an article today which I fear does a disservice to the UK Papal Visit Team. Here is the Daily Mail’s headline and lead:
“The Pope star, headlining at a gig near you: Catholic bishops under fire for ‘cringe-making’ guide to the Papal visit
Catholic bishops have likened the Pope to the headline act at a series of gigs in a ‘cringe-worthy’ ... More