The Corner

Unless You Are in The Military

or a cloistered nun, you don’t know discipline until you’ve seen Communion being given out at a papal Mass. I remember early-morning Mass in the rain in Central Park. Priest, altar boy with Vatican-issue umbrella. In record time, everyone gets Communion. You’d think it would be a mess, but it’s more fluid than your local parish at the more crowded Masses.

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White House

Rachel Maddow’s Turnberry Tale

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Elections

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