Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post Published 12:18 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 A Catholic University of America dean who was suspended after posting comments on social media that questioned allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, who was a Supreme Court nominee at the time, will be allowed to continue teaching this semester, a school spokeswoman said this week. William Rainford, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, will teach a half-semester class that is expected to begin next week, Karna Lozoya, a university spokeswoman, said in an email. Catholic President John Garvey "appoints deans directly, and the president himself made the call to suspend Rainford's appointment as dean for the remainder of the semester," Lozoya wrote. Garvey opted not to suspend Rainford from teaching, Lozoya said. She continued: "By not removing him completely from the school, Rainford has the opportunity to begin rebuilding relationships with … [Read more...] about Dean suspended for Kavanaugh comments can still teach, Catholic University says
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By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) ZEITGEIST – “Letter from Florida: An Orlando America Doesn’t Know -- The shooting hit a city riding the crest of a wave,” by Michael Grunwald in Miami: “Orlando is about to become a symbol again, not of fantasy and escape, but of America’s cultural, political and actual wars over terrorism and guns. Crime had been falling steadily here for years before the massacre—along with unemployment, teen pregnancy, and just about every other social ill.” http://politi.co/1trrOkjStory Continued Below HUGH HEWITT tells Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that yesterday’s tragedy “strengthens the case” for Chris Christie or Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a combat veteran, as Trump V.P. THE MORNING AFTER – “Obama confronts a ‘lone wolf’ attack — again: The administration has repeatedly warned about … [Read more...] about TRUMP ‘MAJOR SPEECH’ today: ‘What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning … Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism’ – B’DAYS: Seema Mehta, Eli Stokols
Driving the Day PALM BEACH UPDATE -- Reporters were blocked from seeing President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe play golf Saturday, but we got you covered. A Playbooker sends some photos of Trump warming up -- surrounded by a phalanx of Secret Service officers -- on what seems to be the driving range. Pix: http://bit.ly/2lEw8tc ... http://bit.ly/2lxDD8l ... http://bit.ly/2kgwJEj ... http://bit.ly/2l3t4cJ -- WERE YOU INVITED? -- STEVE SCHWARZMAN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IN PALM BEACH: SPOTTED at Steve’s Four Winds Estate (per Ben White’s eagle-eyed tipsters): Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Gwen Stefani, Paris Hilton, the superintendent of Steve’s high school (Abington Senior High School in Pennsylvania), Olympic track stars he sponsored, and many more.Story Continued Below PALM BEACH POST A1 -- “Trump, Japan’s leader enjoy a day of golfing … Pipeline foes to line Trump route today” http://bit.ly/2kkvezW … [Read more...] about PALM BEACH UPDATE: Photos of TRUMP on the driving range, and inside STEVE SCHWARZMAN’S 70th bday bash — STEPHEN MILLER to CHUCK TODD: Flynn-Pence issue ‘sensitive’
By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton and Fred Backus Pope Francis and the Direction of the Catholic Church As Pope Francis plans his first visit to the United States since becoming Pope, most American Catholics give him high marks for his leadership. Eight in 10 American Catholics approve of the direction Pope Francis is leading the Church, including more than half (53 percent) who say they approve strongly. Just 9 percent of American Catholics disapprove. Catholic GOP congressman will boycott Pope Francis' address Pope Francis opens Castel Gandolfo to public Pope Francis finds even stronger support among the Catholic Church's most active parishioners: 66 percent of American Catholics who attend mass at least once a week strongly approve of the direction he is leading the Catholic Church. American Catholics of Hispanic descent are also particularly supportive of the first Pope from Latin America: 62 percent strongly approve. Seventy-six percent of Catholics … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How do American Catholics view Pope Francis and the Catholic Church?
Colman O'Connell came to the College of St. Benedict for an education, but stayed for a lifetime, rising to lead the Catholic college as its 11th and last monastic president. Over seven decades, she saw St. Ben's transform from a small women-only college to a growing school with coed classes that it still offers to this day in partnership with nearby St. John's University. "We wouldn't be who we are today without Sister Colman," said Mary Dana Hinton, St. Ben's president. "And our calling now is to live up to the big vision she held for us." O'Connell, 90, died Sept. 30 at St. Benedict's Monastery. While she was most known for advancing women's education, O'Connell was also remembered for her Irish wit, outspoken and dynamic leadership, love of theater, gourmet cooking and running. A 1982 Star Tribune article featured the jogging sister finishing Grandma's Marathon in Duluth surrounded by cheering nuns. "She lived her best life, her best self and achieved many great things," said … [Read more...] about Colman O’Connell, Catholic nun who led St. Ben’s as its last monastic president, dies at 90