News Roundup

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle the ten plays which covers the black experience in 20th Century written by August Wilson will be coming to HBO in the near future. At a USC event last week Denzel Washington announced that he would produce and direct every play at the pace of one a year for HBO. This sounds like a really cool event because Wilson is one of the biggest African American name in the  world of theater, Wilson even has a theater on Broadway named for him.

Stupid Kills: Selfies have caused more deaths this year than sharks. As more and more people are taking selfies and generally ignoring the world around them this figure might increase as time goes on. These deaths are once again a reminder that dumb kills.

Pope: With the Pope currently in the United States I happen to really like The Onion’s article which takes the media’s obsession on all things Pope to the next level. There was also a good article over on Eye of the Tiber.

As for the actual events. Today Pope Francis will meet with President Obama at the White House at 9am for the Official Welcome and they will both give a speech and maybe chat a little bit as well. At 11:30 Francis will be joined by some bishops from across the US for midday prayer, then he will bide his time do some sightseeing before the big event of the day the Canonization Mass of Juniper Serra at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  Tomorrow,  Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress, this will be an interesting event as I really wonder if Congress will listen to the Pope and do something about what he says.  After this he joins Catholic Charities for an event before heading up the NYC which will begin with Vespers at 6:45 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. On Friday he will address the UN,  visit the 9/11 memorial tour central park and then celebrate Mass at MSG.  Saturday Pope Francis will make his way to Philly and the World Meeting of Families. Francis will still be there on Sunday and he will close the meeting with Mass that afternoon.

 

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