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St. John Paul II called for a Year of the Rosary 20 years ago for two urgent reasons: to pray for peace in the face of terrorism and for the family, which was “increasingly menaced so as to make us fear for the future of this fundamental and indispensable institution and, with it, for the future of society as a whole.”
Peace and the family are the two most pressing concerns worldwide today, and they are closely related.
“I’m standing in front of you today as the President of Hungary, the first woman president of my country, a wife, and mother of three children,” Katalin Novák said last week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
She urgently called for peace, on the same day that Helen Alvaré, Yuval Levin, and others spelled out a pro-family agenda for the United States in Washington, D.C.
War has no victors, she said.
I don’t normally follow Hungarian politicians, but Novák — who is the head of state alongside her country’s Prime Minister — is visiting Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, today. She initiated the visit, because she wants to talk to female students of faith to encourage them to go into politics to promote pro-family policies.