No time for the Pope
If you are less than 38 years old, only one US president in your lifetime has allowed a full 4-year term to lapse without having his Secretary of State visit the Pope.
Or put it this way: Since 1974 only one Secretary of State (acting/deputy secretaries don’t count) has not made time to meet with the Roman Pontiff.
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 ($33,401 to go):
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!
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Jan. 31, 2013 4:44 PM ET USA
It's a blessing. Just imagine if there were photos of Pius XII having tea with, say, Hermann Göring, Joe Goebbels, or Lavrentiy Beria. Who would want that photo hanging around? I can imagine what the NYT would do with it. Why would any Catholic want to see Pope Benedict's memory embarrassed some day in the future by a photo with Hilary What's-her-name?
Posted by: Defender -
Jan. 30, 2013 6:07 PM ET USA
I'll bet the pope is thankful, too.