Posts Tagged ‘JFK’

Was JFK right to uphold an ‘absolute’ separation of Church and state?

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Rick Santorum, the Catholic pro-life GOP presidential candidate, recently provoked a furor when he attacked President John Kennedy, Jr.’s 1960 speech designed to defuse anti-Catholic bigotry by embracing an “absolute” separation between church and state. It was vintage Santorum, underscoring his unique, sometimes frustrating contribution to the national debate on a host of issues, from Read more

Church and state: JFK has Catholic Republican candidates at odds

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

US Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both Catholic, are in disagreement with each other over John F. Kennedy’s famous speech on the separation of church and state. Santorum says the JFK 1960 speech delivered while campaigning to be the first Catholic US president, made him feel sick. Gingrich on the other hand, Read more