The University of Notre Dame announced that Fr. Joseph Corpora, CSC, has been named a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis. Fr. Corpora works at the university's ACE program and he is one of the nicest, smartest priests I know. Congrats to Fr. Joe and, even more, to those who will reap the benefit of his appointment to this ministry.
The Wall Street Journal looks at a case before the Supreme Court that touches on the dicey issue of sovereignty. If you think US politics can be complicated, spend some time in San Juan! This issue of sovereignty also undergirds the debates about how to deal with the fiscal and humanitarian crisis facing the island.
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