In the News: Oct 21

JP Morgan's record fine: who benefits most?

Zygmunt Bauman is in awe of Pope Francis.

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Overwhelmed or underdone? Obama admin acknowledges problems with ACA web registration launch.

Same sex couples may marry in New Jersey.

Remembering Father John Grange, a 'welcomer' in the Bronx

As scandal unfolds in Minneapolis, Archbishop Harry Flynn resigns from the Board of Trustees at the University of St. Thomas.

Our man in Rome: Ken Hackett new Vatican ambassador

Pope Francis bumps Obama out of anti-Christ position, according to Bernard Fellay. Other folks apparently disagree: Francesco is now Italy's go-to baby name.

And we won't comment on the recent Al Smith dinner's Dolbertpalooza since we A.) can't afford to attend and 2.) weren't invited anyways--again.

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 10.17.2018 Pope Francis greets Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago before a session of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Emma Winters October 19, 2018
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 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, and then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, are seen in a combination photo during the beatification Mass of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
In this third letter Archbishop Viganò no longer insists, as he did so forcefully in his first letter, that the restrictions that he claimed Benedict XVI had imposed on Archbishop McCarrick—one he alleges that Pope Francis later lifted—can be understood as “sanctions.”
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