Representatives of Saint Mary's College presented a handmade stole and other gifts to Pope Francis Nov. 26.
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"We think that our nation now is on the right side of history. This will be good for the United States and for Cuba."
"It Only Takes a Girl" is a silent movie of girls and a few women holding signs about the injustice girls experience around the world. The words are ugly, but the girls are beautiful. It's worth four minutes of my time; yours, too.
The buzz around the Vatican's face-saving effort to wriggle out of a bad situation is that its mildly benevolent tone was further evidence of Pope Francis' unquestionably humane manner. The pope is widely imagined to be casting a spell of compassion and charity over his vast domain, from the church's center on out. His influence is seen at every turn where light shines through anticipated darkness and, like all charismatic leaders, he gets credit for things that have nothing to do with a born-again papacy.
"I want to thank His Holiness Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us we should work for the world as it should be instead of accepting it as it is."
The Senate report recently released on enhanced interrogation techniques is the subject of considerable controversy.
I was originally against releasing this report. It documents actions carried out against terrorist detainees by the United States during the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"Already traumatized from their journey, these families are very vulnerable and need care and support, not further emotional and psychological harm."
If cleanliness is next to godliness, Saint Patrick's Cathedral just scored some points with the big man upstairs.
The venerable house of worship unveiled a brighter new pressure-washed Fifth Avenue facade on Friday -- tearing down the scaffolding that masked it for more than two years.
Reactions Tuesday to the final report on the apostolic visitation to U.S. sisters generally were as positive as the report itself. Following is a sampling from major media: