I posted the text for his sermon; your pastor did well to clarify it with his parishioners. Hopefully, it was well received.
I read it online before I heard Father Gary’s take. The congregation was looking affirmative, although at 8:00 a.m., there was a certain somnolence, too. The Pope’s remarks, summarized, went over well on Thursday and Friday nights, too.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from our deacon next week at the Spanish Mass: the Pope is going to go over like gangbusters with the Spanish congregation, and not just because he’s South American. They are very evangelical.
Last year we did music for the final Mass of Easter Sunday (12:30), and Father was falling apart!