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Gingrich warns of court-imposed secularization, at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Catholic World News - April 27, 2011

Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and possible candidate for the presidency in 2012, decried judicial activism in a speech to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on April 27.

"The courts have been especially powerful engines of coerced secularization," Gingrich said, charging that court decisions have lead to "a decisive break with the essentially religious nature of historic American civilization."

The main focus of attention at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast was Pope John Paul II, who will be beatified on May 1. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, spoke of the late Pontiff's spiritual leadership in his keynote address. Pro-life activist Lila Rose spoke of Pope John Paul II's leadership in promoting the culture of life.

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  • Posted by: djpeterson - Apr. 28, 2011 12:07 PM ET USA

    Newt is a notorious scoundrel whose extra marital affairs were carried on while both his wives were sick; one was dying of cancer. Recently Newt explained his behavior saying, "I guess I was too dedicated to the nation's business." Newt is the alter ego to that other great moral paragon, Bill Clinton. As speaker in the 90's Newt personally killed legislation that would have made Internet pornography illegal. Why provide him a forum? David Peterson

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Apr. 27, 2011 8:22 PM ET USA

    Catholics and other Christians represent millions of people in this nation. If they followed Scripture and did right things, they could return this nation to its greatness and goodness.

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