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Column: Boehner exit is pope's first U.S. miracle

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - God Bless America, and how's everybody?

House Speaker John Boehner rocked Capitol Hill Friday announcing he will resign as Speaker of the House at the end of October. The House Speaker also announced that he's resigning from his seat in Congress. Conservatives and liberals agree that the pope has worked his first miracle on U.S. soil.

Pope Francis returned to Rome Monday after a history-making weekend in the United States of America. His speech to Congress changed many hearts. When Pope Francis urged Americans to embrace immigrants, Donald Trump was so moved he offered to give President Obama a great big hug.

Pope Francis spoke at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Central Park and in Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday and Friday. The next day, the pontiff addressed one million people in Philadelphia. It's nice to see the country excited about an older person in a skirt who isn't Caitlyn Jenner.

Al Italia Airlines flew Pope Francis home to Rome Sunday night after an exhausting tour of the U.S. It was estimated that he gave twenty sermons in five days. You knew the pope had been in America a little too long when he began ending his sermons by vowing to make the Vatican great again.

Madison Square Garden was packed with young people Friday to hear Pope Francis deliver his sermon. The crowd went wild screaming and cheering and whistling when the pope walked onstage. It is the most excitement a Catholic can feel without having to ask forgiveness for it the following Sunday.

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