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A Resounding Rejection of the Kennedy Legacy

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Dec 13, 2010

On December 4th, Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts sponsored a symposium on “St. Thomas More and Statesmanship: The Proper Role of Catholic Politicians”. The symposium featured addresses by former Senator Rick Santorum; Ray Flynn, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See; and judicial scholar Hadley Arkes.

All three speakers rejected the legacy of moral confusion inspired by John F. Kennedy’s famous Houston speech, in which he vowed not to let his political conscience be informed by his Catholic faith, a legacy exemplified a quarter-century later by Mario Cuomo’s famous “personally opposed but” speech on abortion, and a legacy which has shaped the majority of Catholic legislators in the current House and Senate. Santorum, Flynn and Arkes all insisted on the importance of God and the natural law as the ultimate arbiters of whether a human law is moral or immoral.

This was an outstanding symposium on the duties of Catholics in politics. Videos of these addresses can be viewed at Thomas More College Symposium.

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