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In Final Homily, Benedict Offers Personal Challenges
At a Mass celebrated in Yankee Stadium before 68,000 participants on the last day of his visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI took one more occasion to address the young people of America with a personal message.

Father McGivney ‘Exemplary American Priest,’ Says Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict XVI April 19 cited Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney as an “exemplary American priest” whose “remarkable accomplishment” and “vision and zeal led to the establishment of the Knights of Columbus.”

Love in a Time of Hate: the Pope at Ground Zero
Benedict XVI’s prayer at ground zero bears witness to the fact that in times of incomprehensible hate, love and solidarity become more necessary and intense, says a Vatican spokesman..

Pope to Youth: What Is God Asking of You
In Benedict XVI asked young people and seminarians what they looking for, and what is it that God wants of them. The Pope said this April 19 when addressing a group of seminarians and youth gathered at St. Joseph’s Seminary.  “What are you seeking?” he asked. “What is God whispering to you?”

Move Forward in Hope, Urges Pontiff
Build a future of hope, Benedict XVI told the Church in the United States on the last day of his apostolic trip to the country. Speaking to more than 58,000 people gathered in Yankee Stadium for the last major event of his five-day visit, the Pope recalled the bicentennial this month of the creation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore..

Obedience Not so Bad in Light of Christ
If words such as authority and obedience touch a nerve, try looking at them again in the light of Christ, says Benedict XVI. Speaking to more than 58,000 people gathered in Yankee Stadium for the last major event of his five-day visit, the Pope commented on what constitutes authentic freedom.

Papal Challenge: Spread God's Kingdom
Benedict XVI challenged the Church in the United States to pray and work to hasten the spread of the kingdom of God in the nation. The Pope urged the more than 58,000 people gathered in Yankee'Stadium for the last major event of his visit to pray  “in the Lord’s own words: Thy Kingdom come.”

Knights Providing Tribute for Pope’s Yankee Stadium Mass
Pope Benedict XVI will have a lasting memorial of his April 20 Mass at Yankee Stadium, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. The New York ballpark will permanently commemorate the occasion with a bronze plaque.

Pope Benedict’s Nationals Park Mass Led by Knights
Proclaiming that  “Americans have always been a people of hope,” Pope Benedict XVI said in his homily at Washington Nationals Park April 17 that the Church in America and the nation as a whole must face with hope and fidelity the challenges that lie ahead.

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