Thursday, February 22, 2007

Peter and George

The Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter by a happy coincidence is also the birthday of George Washington...
--Pope John Paul II, Insegnamenti di Giovanni Paolo II, 22 February 1980, Vol. III, 1, pp. 466-468

[May] these United States flourish in pure and undefiled religion, in morality, peace, union, liberty and the enjoyment of their excellent constitution, as long as respect, honor, and veneration shall gather around the name of Washington; that is, whilst there still shall be any surviving record of human events.
--John Carroll, Bishop of Baltimore, Eulogy of George Washington given February 22, 1800 in St. Peter's Church, Baltimore

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