Archive - March 16, 2013

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Maureen Orth Talks Gaelic with Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on St. Patrick's Day!
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More on Pope Francis

Maureen Orth Talks Gaelic with Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on St. Patrick's Day!

[Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67) has been a special correspondent for Vanity Fair since 1993. She is the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation and Escuela Marina Orth in Medellín, Colombia, which she was a PCV.  The MarinaOrthFoundation.org now has 3 schools with 1200 students, all One Laptop Per Child schools in Colombia. Orth began her journalism career in 1973 as the third female writer ever hired by Newsweek and won a National Magazine Award for group coverage of the arts at Newsweek. She is the author of Vulgar Favors (Delacorte Press, 1999), a book about the murder of Gianni Versace, and The Importance of Being Famous (Henry Holt, 2002), a collection of her Vanity Fair articles. PCV Orth in Colombia This piece appeared on the vf.com website on March 15, 2013, and is reprinted with Maureen’s permission. ] Former Irish President Mary Robinson on Gay Rights, Sheryl Sandberg-and Pope Francis’s Future By Maureen Orth 2:17 . . .

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More on Pope Francis

A cousin of mine, a Catholic priest, sent me the following email when I asked him about the selection of Pope Francis. His reply: When I spoke with fellow Jesuits from other countries about Bergoglio’s prospects for becoming pope, I was taken aback by their dislike. He was harsh and disciplinarian, they said, and never went to visit his Jesuit brothers in the curia in Rome. According to Marcó, the alienation between Bergoglio and the Jesuits was a thorn in his side that he bore with silent patience. Because of issues like this, and his confrontations with the Argentinian government on questions such as same-sex marriage, he has been classed as a conservative. But a different picture has been painted by one of Bergoglio’s friends, a radical feminist and Catholic called Clelia Luro, who is about as far to the left on the ecclesial spectrum as you can go. She married a prominent and respected bishop, Jerónimo Podestá – one of . . .

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