A reporter from the Advocate of the Archdiocese of Newark, standing next to me in the blazing sun this afternoon at the youth rally in Yonkers, just observed that if the M.C.'s for today's events have resorted to yelling a chant-and-response type thing using Grover Cleveland and Molly Pitcher (rest stops on the NJ Turnpike) -- which they have -- you know it's going to be a long afternoon.
But the thousands of hungry pilgrims are patiently awaiting the pontiff. Maybe before the day is through the M.C.'s will take us through all the states and capitals.