Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Irish priest apologizes for linking Kenny's speech to Hitler's

Catholic World News - July 28, 2011

An Irish Catholic priest has been forced to apologize for a newsletter in which he compared an anti-Vatican speech by prime minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny to a speech by Adolf Hitler.

In a short essay lamenting the Taoiseach's speech, Father Thomas Daly had told his parishioners in Drogheda: "The last European leader to make such a blistering attack on the Pope was the ruthless German dictator Adolf Hitler." That sentence touched of howls of protest, and Father Daly apologized for "the headline and for the misunderstandings that might have arisen out of it."

"I am not comparing Enda Kenny to Hitler," the priest said.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($33,130 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,870.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The first steps toward liturgical renewal 3 hours ago
Boycott Apple? No; the effort is doomed to fail. 6 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 17 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 18 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 19 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13