Columnist pays tribute to Sargent Shriver’s faith
Catholic World News - January 20, 2011
Writing in the National Post, Father Raymond de Souza pays tribute to R. Sargent Shriver as “the most outstanding statesman in a tradition that has almost entirely disappeared-- the principled Catholic man of the left.”
The onetime vice presidential candidate “lived his life as God intended,” writes de Souza. “He was a devout Catholic, often at daily Mass and never without his rosary. A faithful husband and devoted father, he applied his considerable talent and influence on behalf of the weak and the poor. He knew the glamour of the spotlight, but worked for those in the shadows … Today’s Democratic party would never nominate a pro-life Catholic for national office; Shriver's nomination in 1972 was the last of its kind.”
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