While perusing the new encyclical of Pope Benedict, Caritas in Veritate (available at Casa Rocco), a little aperitivo. What is the source of the following:
But its not right to end on a note of cultural pessimism because there is the fact of President Obama. Whatever policy differences people may have with him, we can all agree that he exemplifies reticence, dispassion and the other traits associated with dignity. The cultural effects of his presidency are not yet clear, but they may surpass his policy impact. He may revitalize the concept of dignity for a new generation and embody a new set of rules for self-mastery.
a) Commonwealb) First Thingsc) L'Osservatore Romanod) The New York Timese) Trenta GiorniHint: the author is not Cardinal Cottier.