Saturday, April 19, 2008

Full Re-Cap of the pope's visit

An amazing visit! The following are the major events and addresses, homilies, and actions of Benedict XVI on his first apostolic visit to the United States. This was a truly successful week of events for the pope; he even put to rest the idea of him as 'panzer-cardinal'.

-Message of the pope, prior to his visit.
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-Guide (Missale) for all the liturgy during the pope's visit
Download (a nice pdf file)

-Interview of Holy Father during the flight over.

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-The pope gave a speech at the White House with President Bush.
Download BXVI (text) (audio) Download Bush (text) (audio)

-Benedict had a private meeting with the president.
Download joint press release (text)

-Vespers & Benedict addresses U.S. bishops/cardinals.
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-Benedict responds to questions from U.S. clergy.
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-Pope Benedict met with some sex-abuse victims in a private meeting. This is the first time a pope has met with abuse victims.
An amazing gesture. Obviously, no transcript available. Here's a story.

-Benedict addresses Catholic educators in America.
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-Joint meeting with leaders of other faiths; Benedict speaks.
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-Address of Benedict XVI to the Jewish leaders of America, & a Passover message.
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-Homily of pope at DC Nationals Stadium Mass.
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-Benedict delivers an address at the United Nations

Download (text) the speech was delivered in French.

-Ecumenical Prayer service address at St. Joseph's German parish in New York.
Download (text) *****This is the most direct message from BXVI thus far.

-Homily during the celebration of a Votive Mass for the Universal Church with priests, men and women religious in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
Download (text) (audio) some ad-libbed, humble words of the pope at the end of mass.

-Meeting with young people having disabilities at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers.
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-Meeting with young people and seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers.
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-Prayer during the visit to Ground Zero in New York (April 20, 2008).
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-Homily during the celebration of Holy Mass at New York's Yankee Stadium.
Download (text w/Fr. Z. commentary)

-Farewell address at John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport.

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Read Richard John Neuhaus' commentary from EWTN & First Things on the pope's U.S. visit. Always good stuff from Fr. Neuhaus.

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