Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., apparently won't miss any opportunity to advance his liberal agenda. Of the recent canonizations of Pope John the XXIII and Pope John Paul II he said:
“Their canonizations could not come at a more propitious time. The rich teachings of the Vatican Council, convened by the former, stirred the evangelization of the latter. In Pacem in Terris, Pope John XXIII said plainly that ‘nuclear weapons must be banned,’ and Pope John Paul II inspired the collapse of tyranny without a shot being fired. Nuclear weapons still threaten annihilation, and tyrannical regimes still threaten neighbors. - See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3243/Notre-Dame-President-Marks-Papal-Canonizations-with-Promotion-of-Nuclear-Disarmament.aspx#sthash.lAzpr4jY.9JfPSzKt.dpuf
While Pope John Paul II may have inspired the collapse of tyranny, Lech Walesa and President Ronald Reagan also had a lot to do with it. At the Berlin Wall President Reagan said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The economic collapse of the Soviet Union and the fact that Reagan stood for a strong military had plenty to do with the Soviet Union's collapse. But now with a weak President like Obama we see a resurgence in Vladimir Putin's quest for more territory as evidenced by his recent military activities in Ukraine. Seriously, does anyone think Putin will disarm because any Pope says so? Please people, live in the real world.
Notre Dame President Marks Papal Canonizations with Promotion of Nuclear Disarmament