My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


A Confession

As much as I tried to stay up last night, I could only make it through about two hours of the coverage. In much he same way as my worst days growing up, I fell asleep in the middle of the Homily (roughly 3 am). So tonight I'm watching the video of the Mass.

And the one, overwhelming impression I have is of the complete inadequacy of television to convey the scope and solemnity of this moment. TV has adapted to and does a pretty good job with things like the Super Bowl and the Inauguration, but it is helped along by our familiarity with the venues for such events. I just get too little sense for the massiveness of two million people in a Mass from the television--I think the medium is wholly unequipped to convey the size of the Basilica, of St. Peter's Square, and of the crowds which have gathered there.

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