Columbia University has announced that it will be hosting
multicultural graduation ceremonies
this summer. This is yet another sign of our fragmented times. Graduands in the following categories will have their own ceremonies in addition to the one for the whole class: Native, lavender (LGBTQ+), Asian, first graduate from a family/low-income household, Latinx, and black. Were I graduating in the Class of ’21, I would only qualify for the ceremony for first family graduate. But given the gospel of intersectionality, one can assume that other students can attend more than one.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and