It's an exciting, beautiful morning in DC. In about an hour the President and a "mass" (pardon the pun... :) of 12,000 will greet the Pope on the South Lawn of the White House, the largest throng ever to gather there. What a memorable "Happy Birthday" they should sing to him, as today he turns 81.
My daughter is in the crowd, as is Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol, and Scott Johnston, friend to commenter Andrew and me, who used to work for Priests for Life. Just spoke with them, and they all made it through security and are now standing by the fountain.
The Pope is expected to address the Life issue while here, certainly when he speaks before the United Nations Friday on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and hopefully more often than that.
The Passionate Pro-Lifer did note in an "Irony Alert" yesterday that one of the Pontiff's greeters as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base yesterday was Nancy Brinker, US Chief of Protocol and friend of Laura Bush, who also who just happens to have founded the Susan G Komen Foundation.
As PPL reported, "Just this past week, it was revealed that Komen gave $700K to Planned Parenthood."
Life can't be perfect, but it is still a beautiful day, even here in Chicago!