For the first time in his eleven years, Harry James Potter got to open proper presents at Christmas, all because Ron Weasley wrote home and told his own parents that Harry wasn’t expecting anything. What the Weasleys lacked in galleons, they more than made up for in heart.
A recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the “Almoner of His Holiness,” raised speculation that the Pope joins him on his nightly trips into Rome to give alms to the poor, and it turns out that the rumors are probably true. A knowledgable source in Rome told The Huffington Post that “Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women.” Krajewski earlier said,
It’s official. I’m a fan of this dude. YA DONE GOOD, VATICAN.
My dad was telling me about this last night, and while there are still any number of things the Catholic Church endorses or has done that I’m not down with, I cannot stress enough how amazing it is to have a man like this as the face and leader of the organization right now. In an era when conservative politicians increasingly use religious reasoning to support their actions, to have a most prominent religious figure actively speaking out against corporations and literally giving to the poor himself - it’s important. It doesn’t fix everything, but it is such an huge step.