Saturday, 2:15 PM
Good morning from Nationals Park, where the pope is scheduled to say Mass for about 45,000 people starting at 10 a.m.
For those of you who want to watch from home, Boston Catholic Television is airing the Mass, and the US bishops conference is streaming it here. Last night, I watched the pope's vespers service at the National Shrine on streaming video, and, while it wasn't exactly hi-def TV, it was pretty great -- it seemed like they had a camera in every corner of the shrine -- and the commentary, not surprisingly, was quite detailed and filled with insider-y observations.
I also got an e-mail from Comcast, saying that, if you want to watch the Mass on your own schedule, digital cable customers can watch the Masses (the one here this morning and the one Sunday at Yankee Stadium) for free through April 27. Here are the details, sent along for the from Comcast's Marc Goodman:
"The two Papal Masses, which occur during the Pope’s first visit to the United States, are scheduled for Thursday, April 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and Sunday, April 20, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Both events will be covered as part of EWTN’s live coverage of the Pope’s entire trip to the United States, with Comcast Digital Cable customers also having the ability to watch the Masses anytime they want with the ability to pause, fast forward and rewind. Each Mass will be available for On Demand viewing by the next morning and will remain available through Sunday, April 27...Comcast Digital Cable customers can watch the masses by choosing the “Get Local” section of On Demand and then selecting the “Papal Mass” folder."
posted by Michael Paulson, Globe Staff
For all the blog posts on the papal visit, go here.
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