Saturday, September 16, 2006
In the passage of the speech that has roused so much anger, the Pope was quoting a 14th-century Byzantine emperor, and the Pontiff "did not intend "to make that opinion is own in any way," the Secretary of State said. What the Pope intended, the Italian cardinal emphasized, was "a clear and radical rejection of the religious motivation for violence, from whatever side it may come."
Fr. Neuhaus was preaching at Columbia one Sunday after the last presidential election. During his homily, he mentioned that Bush had mentioned the freedom that the US brings to the world, but this is meaningless compared to the freedom that Christ brings.
We had several complaints that Neuhaus was endorsing Bush.
This despite the actual content of his sermon. Remember kids - quoting someone is not the same thing as being that person.