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Sen. Santorum offers Houston audience a rebuttal to JFK speech

Catholic World News - September 10, 2010

Speaking in Houston, where John F. Kennedy delivered his famous speech on Church-state affairs 50 years ago, former Senator Rick Santorum tells an audience at the University of St. Thomas that the man who was to become America’s first Catholic president was wrong in his analysis.

Let's make no mistake about it -- Kennedy was addressing a real issue at the time. Prejudice against Catholics threatened to cost him the election.

But on that day, Kennedy chose not just to dispel fear, he chose to expel faith.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Sep. 10, 2010 2:23 PM ET USA

    An excellent speech. Also, Archbishop Chaput has much to say about JFK's 1960 Houston speech in "Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life"

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