Saturday, June 14, 2008

RIP Tim Russert, Catholic Dad

CNS has a great story on Tim Russert and his ties to the Church. I feel so sad for Mr. Russert's wife and son, and for the colleagues who so clearly loved him. From the CNS story:

An active Catholic who apparently kept a promise to God to never miss Sunday Mass if his son was born healthy, Russert spoke often and fondly of his Catholic school education and of the role of the church in his life.

"Americans valued his tremendous command of the political electoral process and his commitment to discovering each aspect of the story that contributed to people having a better awareness of the issues of public life and candidates for political office," said Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops' communications committee, who was attending the U.S. bishops' spring meeting in Orlando, Fla.

"But those of us who shared his Catholic faith and his deep love for it appreciate his sharing of the story of his own faith and his loyalty to the life of the Catholic Church in this country and the many charities to which he contributed his time and talent," the archbishop told Catholic News Service.

CNS STORY: Russert remembered for his fondness for church, faithfulness

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