Papal Visit LPs

Papal LPs

Here are some papal visit albums: 2 albums from the visits of Paul VI to the Holy Land and the USA, 3 albums of Pope John Paul II’s visit to the USA in 1979, and 1 album of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979.

The days of Papal Visit LPs are over, but they are classic examples of “audio mementos” from the days when VCRs were either unavailable or still rather expensive and rare.

Back from Stockbridge and a Papal Mass

The postulants and I went to Stockbridge and from there to Yankee Stadium to attend the Papal Mass on Sunday. It was a wonderful event. The Pope’s emphasis on true freedom echoed the words of Pope John Paul II at the last Papal Mass in the US which I attended–back at Camden Yards in 1995. At that time Pope John Paul II said, “Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

Videos of the Pope’s visit can still be viewed at the USCCB site. I don’t know how long they will continue to make them available.

No Secret

Lyrics from the song by Stuart Hamblen:

It is no secret, what God can do
what He’s done for others, He’ll do for you
with arms wide open, He’ll pardon you
it is no secret what God can do

Divine Mercy is not secret, but also not well known.

A Beautiful Day

Steubenville is not always gray and smelly. Today was actually rather sunny and nice. I took a walk in the neighborhood today–something I haven’t done since late last year. Easter Season is off to a good start.

A recent find: A Child’s Garden of Freberg — a Stan Freberg “best of” LP from 1958. His outlandish rendition of “Sh-Boom” is a treat.