I believe in America.” That is the opening line of perhaps the greatest movie ever made,
. The words are spoken by the undertaker Bonasera to Don Vito Corleone on the wedding day of the latter’s daughter. And so begins Francis Ford Coppola’s epic movie cycle in which commitment to American values of family and freedom turns dialectically into its opposite, culminating in
in abortion, fratricide, and the destruction of family.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and