Thursday, April 17, 2008

Proud To Be An American (Catholic)

This week the pope is visiting our country and as I follow the events online I feel a great sense of pride. President Bush makes me proud to be an American as I watch him graciously welcome Pope Benedict XVI. His kind words are sincere and our president clearly recognizes the pope as a man of great faith. When asked what he sees when he looks in the eyes of the pope, Bush answered God. While we all know the pope is not God, we recognize him as the Vicor of Christ and the head of our Catholic Church. Although we are not God, God does live within each one of us and through our actions we can display God's love for others to see. Although Bush is not Catholic, he recognizes the significance of the pope and his moral character. Bush is also a man of Christian faith, and I will never regret helping vote him into office. Pope Benedict XVI also makes me proud to be Catholic. It gives me great pride to see him and hear his message. Like his predecessor, he is a great and holy man. With leaders such as these men, I feel confident in the direction of our country and our Church. Seeing these events online and listening to an excellent broadcast of the events has also made me proud to be Catholic. I encourage all of you to visit the site and to expecially make sure to watch the video clips. God Bless!


JP II the Great said...

That speech was refreshing to hear. I have a hunch George will follow in his brother Jeb's footsteps and convert to Catholicism after his presidency.

Mike said...

I didn't know that Jeb converted to Catholicism! That's awesome! He and the president are certainly men of faith and we'd be glad to have the president to join the church. Thanks for the comment!