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One Unexpected Side Benefit of the Papal Visit…

One Unexpected Side Benefit of the Papal Visit… September 24, 2015

…is that we have gone for the whole week so far without hearing the name “Donald Trump”. Already, he seems like a fading nightmare in the clear light of day. It’s hard to believe he ever existed. And rhetoric like this just seems like a joke out of comedy:

You read it with a sense of detached bemusement and it is so delightfully empty of anything but comic value that it’s hard to believe anybody ever took the guy seriously.

I used to have a priest who, when he encountered somebody he could not bring himself to see with charity, would pretend they were a character from Dickens, “and that made it alright.”

This feels like that.  Somehow, Francis has helped me to see Trump as a character out of Dickens and enjoy him.  Thanks, Papa!


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