Unlike the reporters for the Associated Press, the QHW's Steve Eighenger contacted Dominic for the story. Because of this his article, is far superior to that published in the State Journal-Register and is more than a series of misconstrued details. Here's a sample:
"'The patience of God' -- God's immense love and generosity toward us -- was a point that Pope Francis returned to again and again during his homily for Christmas," Rankin said. "It was also the idea that was running through my mind as I knelt there -- in Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica, in the first row of chairs behind Bernini's immense baldacchino, serving Christmas Mass for the pope.The other seminarians are not mentioned in Eighenger's article, but this is quite normal considering this is a "local interest" story.
As the Holy Father pronounced the words of consecration, ‘This is my body… this is my blood ...,' repeating the words that Our Lord pronounced so long ago ... it was an incredible moment.
Kudos to Eighenter and the Quincy Herald-Whig for doing what reporters ought to do.