This is interesting:
Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ when she introduced the president that evening: She’s a practicing Roman Catholic.
Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, hours after Pope Francis blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican.
The last Catholics to live in the White House were John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie. Melania and her son Barron will move to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue over the summer.
Mrs. Trump did more than just show up for a Papal audience.
She spent time in prayer at the Vatican-affiliated Bambino Gesù (Baby Jesus) Hospital, and laid flowers at the feet of a statue of the Madonna. Continue Reading
Fate has a way of picking unlikely material,
Greasy-haired second lieutenants of French artillery,
And bald-headed, dubious, Roman rake-politicians.
Stephen Vincent Benet, John Brown’s Body
And thrice married billionaires and their nude model wives? I have long thought that God has a well developed sense of humor. Wouldn’t it be beyond the absurd for Him to hand victory to almost defeated Christians on issues such as abortion and religious freedom by such unlikely material? From everything I have read about her, Melania Trump is a devoted mother, religious and attempts to stay out of the lime light as much as possible. May she be a positive influence on her husband, and may she grow in faith and love.
The internet is all afire with the claim that Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican Convention yesterday lifted a section from Michelle Obama’s Convention speech in 2008. Likely the plagiarism did occur and Trump should fire his wife’s speechwriter. However, it is also likely that Michele Obama’s speech writer plagiarized that section of her speech from a 1992 book, Business Success in South Africa. Per the Zero Hedge blog:
However, in a curious development, the IOTWReport website finds some curious analogues between Michelle’s own 2008 speech, and a book written in 1992 by African author Rob Marsh titled, “Business success in South Africa.” Spot the similarities. Continue Reading