The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Yes, there were a great many Poles at Sunday's Canonization. But look at the pictures! The red hats are in abundance. There was a large contingent of Polish people here from our community. Our Polish provincial and I had a great conversation about bringing Retrouvaille to Poland.

Both Zenit and CWN have focused on the Polish aspects of Sunday, ignoring that fact that more than 75% of Sunday's congregation were wearing Red St. Mattias hats.

This is not the first time I have been at a public event that when reading subsequent press reports I was left wondered if they were at the same event.

Zenit only published the Regina Coeli Birthday greetings, ignoring the homily which I had hoped to read in English. On Catholic World Report the Italian saints were an afterthought.

First task on returning home: cancel my subscription to Catholic World Report. I had the impression that they focused too intently on sacndal and that their reporting was somewhat politically focused and a bit unbalanced. Now I have first hand experience.

When I get the homily, I will post it here.

I will be traveling all day on Wednesday. Thursday I will be in Chicago. Friday I leave for California.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 3:30 PM link
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