Skip to comments.Catholic League’s Donohue defends Obama
Posted on 06/22/2013 2:25:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Wow, stop the presses. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League has issued a statement reprimanding conservatives who have taken out of context President Obamas comments about Catholic schools in a recent speech in Ireland:
(T)he reaction on the part of conservatives, many of whom are Catholic, over (Obamas) speech in Ireland, is simply insane. Never did Obama say he wants an end to Catholic education. Indeed, he never said anything critical about the nature of Catholic schools. It makes me wonder: Have any of his critics bothered to actually read his speech?
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Donahue is INSANE sometimes! This is one of them.
While agreeing O’Donnell is wrong if that’s what he said. Dont forget this much too often is a CINO lefty rag.
Obama: ‘If Catholics (and Protestants) Have Their Schools ... That Encourages Division’
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:29:13 PM · 46 of 51
mosesdapoet to Zakeet
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT ? This weekend address of 6/18/13 to the Irish might make it to the national scene but our media will sit on it.
The Democrats after taking complete control since even losing the House in 2010 had the word and reference to GOD removed at their 2012 national convention. A fact that went un-noticed and un-touched by the RINOS and GOPES (GOP elite snobs) who are running todays Republican party.
Even after reconsideration the decision was derided by the majority because it was re-installed over a majority voice vote supporting the removal.
If this were a political party in a parlimentary system it would be hyphenated and would (and should despite the difference) be refered to as the Demo-Com party. But the RINOS and GOPES cant even call them socialist.
Any Catholic or Christian claiming to belong to this party is a hyprocrite and should be confronted with disgust and distain.
correction any inference of any O’Donnell making a saving statement of President Obama on the Catholic school issue is an error. The name is Donohue he made the error.
I think he’s partially right: Obama didn’t attack Catholic schools specifically. However, I think it was pretty clear that this was his intention and that attacking the concept of non-state run schools was really what he had in mind.
And I’m sure Bambi would never say the same about a madrassa or school run by a mosque, even though those are nothing but terrorist training grounds.
I don’t think that anyone claimed that Obama was attacking Catholic schools specifically. I have no idea where Donohue got that from.
Archbishop Sheen warned about this mentality over and over again throughout his life. Donahue should get a clue and listen to Sheen to get some insight.
Donohue — whom I generally admire — has gone off the rails in defending O’Bummer.
O’Bummer was attacking Catholic and Protestant “buildings.” Whether those Christian buildings are churches or schools, we need them. We need them more than union halls or mosques or bars. At least they believe God and Jesus. We need those active, vigorous Christian buildings in (relatively) pro-life Ireland more than the empty churches in the rest of secular, sinful Europe.
Donohue, you’re wrong to say that O’Bummer was right. O’Bummer, acolyte of Reverend Wright, is no friend of traditional Christianity either in Ireland or the United States.
I am not the brightest bulb on the tree, but Obama’s speech was pretty clear to me.
He doesn’t want Catholic and Protestant schools in Ireland, and he doesn’t want them here either.
Maybe if this well-spoken Negro could learn to speak more plainly we could understand what he has to say. In this case I think we understood him well enough.
Just as an aside.
WTF is Obama doing telling other countries how to run their country? He cannot run this one, he claims he doesn’t know what is going on here, maybe he should keep his nose, and his mouth—maybe even his protruding ears out of other countries business.
Yes, he needs to “Glean from Sheen”!
I've always been a fan of Donohue in his wide-ranging defenses of the faith over the years, but I strongly believe that, lately, he has gotten certain things 100% wrong, and this is one of them.
Whether due to the frailities of aging, fears of the IRS, NSA generated threats, or something else, I am starting to think that for certain issues lately involving Obama, Donohue has gotten the issue completely wrong, and has proclaimed his erroneous take loudly.
My hope is that some prominent Catholic who Donohue might listen to more readily (like Father Mitch) will discuss these issues with him directly, and disabuse him of his obviously erroneous takes on them.
Bill Donohue comments on President Barack Obamas speech given in Ireland where he mentioned Catholic schools:
There are plenty of reasons to be critical of President Obamas policies as they relate to the Catholic Church, and I have not been shy in stating them. But the reaction on the part of conservatives, many of whom are Catholic, over his speech in Ireland, is simply insane. Never did Obama say he wants an end to Catholic education. Indeed, he never said anything critical about the nature of Catholic schools. It makes me wonder: Have any of his critics bothered to actually read his speech?
Obamas speech, given in Northern Ireland, properly spoke of the divisions between Catholics and Protestants. He lauded the Good Friday Agreement, noting that There are still wounds that havent healed, and communities where tensions and mistrust hangs in the air. He said that segregated schools and housing add to the problem. Then he said, If towns remain dividedif Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirsif we cant see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division.
Obama was not condemning Catholic schoolshe was condemning segregation. He was calling attention to the fact that where social divisions exist, the prospects for social harmony are dimmed. How can anyone reasonable disagree with this observation? Moreover, it should hardly be surprising that a black president would be sensitive to segregation, whether based on race or religion.
Some are also condemning Obama for disrespecting a Vatican official who days earlier touted Catholic education before a Scottish audience. So what? Obamas speech, which no doubt was written before Archbishop Gerhard Müller spoke, mentioned Catholic schools in conjunction with Catholic buildings, the purpose of which was not to assess the worth of Catholic education (or Catholic buildings!), but to criticize religious divisions. In short, ripping comments out of context is an old game, and it is patently unfair to speakers and writers.
I normally agree with Donohue about Obummer, but he was way off on this one. I don’t think he read the full speach. And Obummer said what he said because he’s an anti-Christian bigot. He hates anything to do with Christianity. And
Donohue certainly has to know that Catholic schools are full of protestant students. Maybe he’ll clarify what in the hell he was saying because it made no sense.
Though I rarely disagree with your posts, I'm afraid I have to gently disagree with you there. Catholic schools (by their nature) are always "segregated" from Protestant schools and public schools, just like Catholic Holy Communion is always segregated from other non-Catholic forms of "Communion".
Obama has gotten widespread support for his anti-Religious-Liberty efforts from severely misguided Americans who have been "educated" (brainwashed) in non-Catholic schools, and who believe like him that abortion is fine, homosexual marriage is great, and Catholics should be made to pay for abortion-causing drugs (and eventually all types of abortions) just like everyone else, whether it violates their conscience and religious freedom or not.
The paucity of resistance he has received so far seems to come largely from Catholics who received good catechesis in Catholic schools. Obama would love to further diminish opposition to his evil plans by eliminating Catholic schools, and getting everyone to attend public schools or "religious schools" run by religions which essentially back all his evil endeavors, including abortion and "same-sex marriage".
Donohue came out with another doozy a few months ago (either late January or early February, 2013) when (in his email newsletter entitled "New HHS Rules Welcomed") he argued that those phony, narrowly targeted HHS "compromises" were a good thing. Almost immediately, most Catholic public voices shot that woefully erroneous idea down.
Just turned down our great leaders supreme assurance Saturday radio edict that all is well and we must believe “The Great Brother” (Russians during czarist times would call those edicts assurances from the Great Father.) and will turn volume back up to the regularly scheduled show.
The response from Catholic leadership reminds me of a lecture I heard over Relevant Radio of St John Fisher and Henry VIII. The only Catholic bishop in all of England to stand against him.
Correction: Though I rarely disagree with Donahue's remarks, I'm afraid I have to gently disagree with Donahue there.
A.A. Cunningham and Bill Donahue are not the same person.
Irish Eyes are NOT Smiling!
(And, as a bonus, if Donohue IS a FReeper, I can narrow it down now, knowing he has to be one of the other FReepers, not you.)
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