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Benedictions: The Pope in America

papalskateboard.jpg Don’t let all the talk (much of it mine) of a Gregorian chant-loving, Latin Mass-celebrating, professor-pope turning the April 15-20 visit into a five-day Vespers service. It’s impossible to quell the Jamboree atmosphere surrounding any pope’s visit to America, and the Archdiocese of New York isn’t going to try. Hence, the official Papal Skateboard Art Design Contest. In fact, as you can see from this example from 13-year-old Gabrielisa of St. Jude’s parish, these designs, well, rock. The big question is whether B16 (as we must call him in such a post) will try out some of the entries, or at least get to see what he’s missing. And maybe bless them.

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