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NCR Today: As moderator of Wednesday night's final presidential debate, Chris Wallace has a more extreme challenge -- and bigger stakes -- than the journalists who preceded him.
NCR Today: Though presidential debate moderator Lester Holt failed to distinguish himself as a fact-checker or a referee, he succeeded in letting the candidates reveal themselves.
When Pope Francis encourages compassion for those judged and excluded by the church, I can't really include myself among those alienated masses. I'm not gay. I'm not a woman. I'm not divorced.
But he speaks to me as a lifelong Catholic estranged from a hierarchy too often in conflict with what seem to me to be basic Christian values.
True, Francis has not changed the policies that perpetuate the discrimination I find so objectionable.