We must raise $1,983 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recognize Pope as defender of freedom, columnist urges policy-makers

Catholic World News - December 30, 2010

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal argues that policy analysts who think of themselves as "realists" are too quick to write off the influence of the Roman Pontiff. Citing the enormous role of Pope John Paul II in bringing down Communism, Henninger makes the claim that policy-makers today should be more alert to the issues being raised by Pope Benedict XVI, notably including the violations of religious freedom by Islamic violence and Chinese repression. He notes: "In these times, the pope's agenda is the civilized world's agenda. The pope's agenda is individual freedom."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($1,983 to go):
$35,000.00 $33,016.87
6% 94%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Obregon - Jan. 01, 2011 1:20 AM ET USA

    Wow! Someone is paying attention to the Holy Father in the secular world!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 0 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 1 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 2 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 5 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 7 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13