Saturday, April 14, 2007

"Anniversary of a Catholic victory over a dictator"

This week's column of "All Things Catholic" by John L. Allen, Jr., is required reading. It narrates the story of bishops in Malawi, Africa, who stood up to the country's "iron-fisted" dictator 15 years ago. In Mr. Allen's words:
If you don't know the story, you should. What happened in Malawi deserves to rank alongside the Solidarity movement in Poland, and the "People Power" movement in the Philippines, as a victory for the Catholic church in its late 20th century confrontations with totalitarian regimes.
Photo of John L. Allen, Jr., used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

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