The Greatness of a Nation

If you follow NCR you may have found this article in America anyway.  I am posting it here in case it has slipped by you.  Tom Roberts at NCR praised it as a “very important article” to think about in this coming election year…Reyanna

Robert W McElroy   February 15, 2016 issue    American Magazine on-line

Reclaiming our national politics for the protection of the human person

The contrast between the beautiful vision of politics that Pope Francis presented to the United States and the political campaigns that have unfolded in the past several months could not be more heartbreaking. In his address to Congress, Pope Francis began by comparing the fundamental responsibilities of America’s political leaders to the role of Moses, emphasizing that the first call of public service is “to protect by means of the law the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.”

Recalling the martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln, Francis pointed to the foundational role that freedom plays in U.S. society and politics and noted that “building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity.” (To continue reading, click here.)

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