Day 3: It’s another big day for the Pope as he continues his first trip to the U.S. Francis starts his day off with something easy: an address to a joint session of Congress (another papal first!). Reactions from the Republican and Democratic lawmakers listening to his speech will be interesting to watch, as the Pope is sure to touch on all the hot buttons issues: immigration, climate change, abortion and income equality. After a stop to meet with the homeless at a Catholic Charitable Center, Francis heads to New York, where he’ll participate in evening prayers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Faith: The Constitution says religion really isn’t part of the conversation in picking a president, but don’t tell the GOP candidates that. Religion is all anyone seems to be talking about right now. In an interview yesterday, Mike Huckabee said he believes President Obama is a Christian — a fake onewho “pretends … but then does things that makes it very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith.” So what about Ben Carson? The retired neurosurgeon suffered a backlash after he said he doesn’t want to see a Muslim in the White House, right? Not according to him. Carson saiddonations have been pouring in since he made the remarks over the weekend, adding that “it’s hard to even keep up with” the cash because it’s coming in so quickly
Super: What’s better than a lunar eclipse? A big, fat supermoon eclipse. That’s what the United States and much of the world will see Sunday night, when a big, bright moon — or at least it appears that way because it will be closer to the Earth — will be enveloped in a total lunar eclipse. This is the first time in 30 years we’ve had a supermoon-eclipse combo, and it won’t happen again until 2033. So Sunday night step outside, look up and enjoy the show!
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