The last time I really had much to do with the Catholic Church that I was raised in, I was brand-new to DC, and living in Alexandria. I went to St. Anthony of Padua in Bailey’s Crossroads, and I sang in the choir. At least, I did, until the day the priest got up and said, in his Sunday homily, that women couldn’t understand the suffering of Jesus. That was my resignation from the Catholic Church.
However, I might be tempted to go back to Mass when Pope Benedict brings his funny little car to the streets of DC in April. He will say Mass at the new DC Stadium, a choice I found odd because there’s no parking there, and frankly, there’s parking AND a higher capacity at RFK. Regardless, if the Pope’s your guy, he’s coming next April. Mark down April 17th on your calendar for Mass at the new DC Stadium.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs