Collected Short Stories - Newly Collected Summary & Analysis

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The Blessing: A reporter is assigned to cover the story of an archbishop blessing some tanks and ships. Pacifists will be demonstrating and the reporter's editor thinks a riot or violent protest will happen. The reporter stands in the crowd, watching the archbishop bless the tanks, and begins a conversation with an old man who is standing next to him, crying. The reporter remarks that it is ironic to be blessing weapons, and the old man explains that blessing something is what you do to it when you cannot love it or fix it.

Church Militant: A reporter is accompanying a priest, Donnell, on his rounds in Africa. As they drive towards one of the missions, they see the archbishop in his Cadillac. Donnell arrives at the mission before the archbishop so he can tell them the boss is coming. Father...

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