Don't Burke and those fellow bishops who "congratulate" him understand how they're playing into that anti-Catholic prejudice that was so prevalent back then and could easily resurface today?
Bah! Kennedy in essence said "Being elected is more important than my faith". He opened the doors to what we have now, where judicial nominees are targeted, and declined because of their faith. As if it were possible to separate the two! Shall we turn our backs on Christ's message and follow "that other message", the "anti-Catholic" [read Anti-Christ] sentiment? Just who is the author of that?!
Our culture is upside down!
Its one thing not to allow one religion or another to influence ones political ruling. But lets separate religion from morality. If you belong to a faith, that frowns on immorality, and you act immorally..then that faith has no choice but to separate itself from you. If you happen to be a politician...too bad, a church or synagogue is concerned for the soul...not for the state!
posted on 01/24/2004 6:48:32 AM PST
This article parallels the poll (Zogby) from yesterday were people were identifying themselves as Americans first and Catholics second.
Sounds like the priorities are out of order! Shouldn't they look something like this?
posted on 01/24/2004 9:57:18 AM PST
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