News Brief - Mo Rocca

by Aaron Shepard
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News Brief Mo Rocca

News Brief Mo Rocca

He rose to fame thanks to The Daily Show, came out in 2011 and now works as a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, has a recurring role on The Good Wife and his own show on the Cooking Channel.  But Mo Rocca’s newest claim to fame is that he is the first out man to deliver a reading at a mass officiated by a pope.

Rocca took the pulpit Friday, September 25th to deliver the first Bible reading – in Spanish – at Pope Francis’ Mass in New York City.  The Old Testament reading chosen for the mass, Isaiah 9:2 included the following passage:

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

It is an appropriate message for Rocca to extend.  For his involvement in this Papal Mass in conjunction with Pope Francis’ earlier statements expressing tolerance of homosexuality seem to shed light on the prospect of change.  It is not definitive, but there is hope for a more accepting Catholic church.

Mo Rocca opens Mass for Pope Francis

Mo Rocca, the former Daily Show correspondent and current CBS Sunday Morning reporter, delivered the first, or Lector, reading at the Mass - in Spanish.