Newsweek has an interesting article on the late Tim Russert, news host. Everyone had been speaking about his strong Catholic Faith, so his friend, Jon Meacham, an Episcopalian, focused on that in his eulogy. I give the link to the article not by way of extolling Russert, who was far too comfortable with pro-abort “Catholic” politicians, but just to provide information about a man who, compared to most of his generation of Catholics, seemed to take his Faith quite seriously.
The last paragraph of Meacham’s article is noteworthy.
“Just before he collapsed in the NBC News bureau in northwest Washington—he was taken to the hospital by his longtime executive producer, Betsy Fischer—he had sent Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is recuperating from surgery for brain cancer, a set of rosary beads blessed by Benedict XVI. The Hail Mary Russert recited so often ends this way: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.” Full article here.