Last night, I attended a professional baseball game, an "independent" minor league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. It was a lovely evening with about 800 people in attendance. Despite it being Cub Scout Night, there were mothers and young women throught the ballpark. It was also a typical Saturday dog-day of summer night: the 7:05 first pitch the temperature was about 90 degrees; the game ended at 10 pm in pitch black at 69 degrees.
This game was played on the campus of a Jesuit Catholic insitution of higher education, as this home team rents the field for the short, 3 month season as home field. If the Pope were to visit this field to celebrate Mass in front of these same 800 fans, how many men would actually take their hats off and leave them off until the Holy Father has left the building?