I think it's incredibly optimistic to expect 530 priests to distribute Communion to 57,000 people from the bleachers to the upper decks of Yankee Stadium in 14 minutes, but you have to give the Archdiocese of New York credit for the planning. (See last night's post on the Communion training video.)
If you, like me, are obsessed with how they're going to pull off this Communion feat, check out a great story in today's New York Times. It gives all the details of the stadium event and more, like the fact that the "youngest and most able bodied" priests will be assigned to the upper decks. One of these young priests told the Times, regarding this lofty designation: "I'm not book smart, but I'm good at yelling at people." It's going to be a fun time at the old ball park people. Remember: No backpacks, strollers, video cameras, tripods, metal, glass and plastic containers, and outside food and drink. Diaper bags are acceptable. Man, you are one brave soul if you are bringing in a baby that requires a diaper bag. May the force be with you.
-- Mary DeTurris Poust