Papal coverage always elicits some fun when reporters not familiar with it report on it.
At 7:16 this morning on Good Morning America, Dan Harris reported on the upcoming Papal Mass from Nationals Park in Washington. “This is a brand new ballpark opened just two and a half weeks ago and this morning it’s been transformed into a giant outdoor church. Behind me, in the outfield, there is a 75-foot-high altar.”
I guess this is a picture of the Pope looking up at that 75 foot altar.
Man, Dan and I must have been at different papal masses, as the altar looked pretty normal from where I was sitting.
Maybe it was just wishful thinking by the reporter that they had built an altar for the pope to celebrate ad orientem (latin for: towards the center field wall).
center field wall??? Darn ….I thought “ad orientem” meant flyers I get in the mail from “China Buffet”
It was made for Paul Bunyan when he entered the priesthood. You should have seen the hosts!
Yes, a 75 foot high altar because well all know the pope is 150 feet tall.
Ad orientium? I thought that was ad under-entium.
He could be a protestant. Don’t some protestants refer to the entire sanctuary as “the Altar”.
Apperently he thinks this field is for the GIANTS
Very Funny. Dan has been pretty fair and respectful in his coverage, which makes up for mistakes 🙂