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The Pope and the Tea Party

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Some Sunday morning thoughts from our friend Kathryn Jean Lopez who likes Pope Benedict XVI's emphasis on freedom:

Freedom is very much on American minds, frequently served these days, with tea. The tea party movement, such that it is – a dispersed, grassroots political phenomenon. It isn’t an explicitly religious movement, by any strength. But if you talk to people who show up to the rallies, if you listen to some of the candidates who have showed up to run for office this year -- to serve -- it’s hard to escape this is a cultural movement of people who feel called to something greater than themselves. They dare to hope, to believe that we can be better than we have been.

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