Why was the meeting between the most PR savvy pope of all time, (yes, I mean that - JP II always seemed very adept, but couldn't hide the fact that his grand gestures were deliberate and calculated when he was playing to the crowd or to history - F manages to make everything seem inadvertent, happy chance,) -- why was the meeting between Francis and the Little Sisters of the Poor " not in the program"?
By the way, calculating how ones gestures will play to the cheap seats is not a bad thing, at all.
The publicity that attends the current Holy Father's almoner's arranging for showers, or Christmas dinners or hospital visits may inspire others to acts of charity in a way that a more retiring pontiff's beneficence might not.
Of course, that also depends on what the chattering class decides to chatter about.
Anyway, I didn't know the Sisters had a home that close by - one wonders that they weren't among the prominent Catholic invited to the White House.
I also understand David Daleiden is in the capital - was he on the White House guest list?
Stephanie Baez of the House judiciary Committee knows how to reach him, I believe.