Pope Francis and the Future of Europe

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European political leadership is desperately in need of new energy and vision. Within Europe’s ongoing deep malaise an unexpected element has appeared: the new pontiff, Pope Francis. The thoughts that follow are inspired by the surprising popular enthusiasm his initial public appearances seem to generate as well as the much-commented interview published in the September 30 issue of America: the National Catholic Review. This is admittedly not much to go on but Europe’s well-wishers have to work with what we have, hoping that we’re not just grasping at straws. It’s not implausible to think that a contemporary pope might have a significant effect on European affairs writ large, beyond…

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Former Chargers safety Oliver commits suicide

MARIETTA, Ga. — Former San Diego Chargers and University of Georgia defensive back Paul Oliver committed suicide at his Atlanta-area home, a medical examiner said Wednesday. The 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County Medical Examiner’s investigator Tim Weaver said. […]

Pope Francis and the Future of Europe

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European political leadership is desperately in need of new energy and vision. Within Europe’s ongoing deep malaise an unexpected element has appeared: the new pontiff, Pope Francis. The thoughts that follow are inspired by the surprising popular enthusiasm his initial public appearances seem to generate as well as the much-commented interview published in the September 30 issue of America: the National Catholic Review. This is admittedly not much to go on but Europe’s well-wishers have to work with what we have, hoping that we’re not just grasping at straws. It’s not implausible to think that a contemporary pope might have a significant effect on European affairs writ large, beyond…

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Former Chargers safety Oliver commits suicide

MARIETTA, Ga. — Former San Diego Chargers and University of Georgia defensive back Paul Oliver committed suicide at his Atlanta-area home, a medical examiner said Wednesday. The 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County Medical Examiner’s investigator Tim Weaver said. […]