Benedict Welcomes Obama

This morning, the Holy Father sent a telegram congratulating Barack Obama as he assumes the presidency. The text was warm and encouraging and can be read here. Let’s hope the bishops on this side of the pond follow the lead of the Bishop of Rome and recognize the historic moment in which we are living.

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8 years 11 months ago
Michael, I don't understand what you mean when you say you hope the bishops on this side of the pond follow the example of the Holy Father and wish President Obama well. I think they already have. Cardinal George send a very nice letter on behalf of the USCCB. He stated the bishops will cooperate with the new president on areas of agreement and will dissent and oppose him in areas where we must--i.e. life issues. What is wrong with that?
8 years 10 months ago
To which historic moment do you refer? The election of the first non-white President? or the election of the most radically pro-abortion President in our nation's history? Our bishops have recognized both historic moments in which we are living. Any cause for celebration is quickly overcome by grief at the pain he will render to millions of children and their families. The bitter irony is that abortion is the number one cause of death among African-Americans, and the man who has authority to intervene on behalf of his brothers and sisters is now the foremost advocate for their demise. Yes, this is truly a moment to sit back and say "Wow."

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