Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from congress at a news conference in the Capitol on Sept. 25. He will officially leave his position at the end of October. Boehner has been speaker since 2011 and in congress since 1991. This decision came after Boehner had a private meeting with Pope Francis the night before. While complaints have been raised by fellow Republicans in regard to Boehner wishing to avert a government shutdown, the decision came as a shock to many. When he made the decision to resign, Boehner did not consult many. “So before … Continue reading Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope

Bellarmine to host live Papal broadcast

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University will be holding a Circle of Solidarity Ceremony to help excite the students for the livestreaming of Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress on Sept. 23. Pope Francis will address Congress for the first time in history the morning of Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. More than 2 million people will watch the address, and Xavier’s Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) wants students to be a part of that number. “That is what we are kind of getting excited about,” Gillian Ahlgren, professor of theology and founding director of the … Continue reading Bellarmine to host live Papal broadcast