Denver, Colo., Mar 1, 2016 / 11:28 am
"What can the Church in the United States offer the Universal Church and the world?"
On the cusp of Super Tuesday and in the midst of an already-heated election year, Papal Theologian Fr. Wojciech Giertych responded to that question in a Q&A style conversation hosted by the Denver-based Augustine Institute.
"I think there is certainly a very positive value that you have and you're not particularly aware of it. That you have liberty in your country," Fr. Giertych said in his Feb. 24 discussion. "And by liberty, I mean that you are free to set up institutions like (the Augustine Institute) without government control."
In modern-day Europe, Fr. Giertych said, government involvement and high taxation has made independent institutions almost impossible.