All those prayers from the president of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., have paid off. We hear that President Bush will give the commencement address. About two months ago, we Whispered that the president's former faith-based initiative czar, Jim Towey, was offering up his prayers for the visit.
Since then, some of his faculty and students have been praying in a different direction: They wanted to stop the visit. Some even put up an online petition to Bush asking him to skip the school's graduation. But clearly, Towey's connections to the prez worked. Or maybe he had a little help from another previous boss: Mother Teresa.