Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow

mwbh mourns the passing of former White House press secretary Tony Snow, who died earlier today of cancer at the age of 53. Snow was a former Cincinnatian, a graduate of Princeton High School in Sharonville. He was a longtime member of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, where Father Peter Vaghi is pastor. In the video clip above, Brit Hume of FOX News pays tribute to the man and his career.

On May 12 of last year, Snow delivered the Commencement Address for the Catholic University of America here in DC, where he was presented with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. A link to the text of that address is presented here, with a hat tip to Right Wing News:

Wherever you are and whatever you do, never forget at this moment, and every moment forward, you have a precious blessing. You've got the breath of life. No matter how lousy things may seem, you've got the breath of life. And while God doesn't promise tomorrow, he does promise eternity.

Let me make a confession: I've never been happier than I am today, not because I got this wonderful, fancy degree. But because the tips that I've been sharing with you are leading me toward my next graduation...

May he rest in peace. Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a marfelous man- Tony Snow. Such a great roll model for our children. It's funny how often the media mentioned Tony Snow's faith, but never mentioned that he was Catholic and it was his "Catholic Faith" that he was talking about.