Religious freedom is American heritage, Cardinal Wuerl says
Catholic World News - September 14, 2012
Speaking at Georgetown University to a conference on religious liberty, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said that the commitment to religious freedom has been an intrinsic element of American democracy.
Explicitly religious statements were often made by American political leaders during the founding years of the US, the cardinal reminded his audience, and those statements were not considered remarkable because “religion as a presupposition for the political prosperity of our infant republic was simply accepted.”
Cardinal Wuerl said that the American founding fathers based their political thinking—and their plans for the American republic—on the foundation of belief in a natural law.
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Posted by: impossible -
Sep. 14, 2012 7:22 PM ET USA
Too bad he doesn't help restore us to our former glory by having the integrity and courage to enforce Canon law, particularly #915, by taking the necessary steps to formalize the excommunications that so-called Catholics like Pelosi, Biden, etc have imposed on themselves. I think Cardinal Wuerl values his acceptance by the media and Democrat Party more than his episcopal duties.