18 October 2008

Roodscreen and Jumbo Screen

The image of Pope Benedict XVI reading the Bible on a live television feed is projected inside the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Rome Oct. 5. Pope Benedict XVI kicked off a Bible-reading marathon Oct. 5 on Italian television. The pope read for several minutes from the start of the Book of Genesis live from his apartment at the Vatican while other speakers read in the Basilica of Holy Cross. (CNS photo/Alessandro De Meo, Reuters)

I like the way they tried to make the jumbo screen TV fit in with the church architecture--notice the fancy gilded cross on the top. I think the Holy Father is on to something. Equip at least one parish in each diocese with a big screen and use it to simulcast homilies. Even better, the hours of prayer from world-wide monasteries--bring back Matins & Vespers to parish use via sattelite!

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