Friday, September 25, 2015

Quote of the day: Pope Francis addressing Congress

Francis' organizing theme was four Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. Here's the quote (via AZBlueMeanie's analysis of the Pope's address at B4AZ).

A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to "dream" of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.

The question of the day is whether America now can be so considered.

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