The Pope has arrived safely in the U.S. I was watching some videos of trial runs of his arrival and motorcade. The Secret Service had a man dressed in a cassock so they could practice protecting him, since they usually only protect dignitaries in business suits.
The Pope will be 82 tomorrow and after looking at pictures, he seems to look better now than he did three years ago.
Unfortunately, his arrival was marred by comments made by Bill Maher yesterday. I won't repeat them, but they are definitely anti-Catholic. They have been ignored by the media. Fortunately, the bulk of the reporting has been positive. I'm tempted to go into the City this weekend, but I think the crowds would be too much. I think the TV coverage will be better.