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During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that its harmful to national unity.

If towns remain dividedif Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we cant see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to hardenthat too encourages division and discourages cooperation, said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit.

See more at: www.cardinalnewmansociety.org.
Jun 18th 2013 new
Uniformity of thought is a "Good" apparently. eyebrow
Jun 18th 2013 new
Oah.. the link didn't work for me sorry

I'm sure HE would say something like that though and I don't imagine context would make it any better.

I find it interesting that people who want to squash everyone into a mold, do not seem to realize that -like jello- people squish out of it and they're very angry at the attempt. Christ is the only mold we can "fit into" wink ...like a cornered rabbit turns nasty... tongue

Jun 18th 2013 new
(quote) Felicity-929402 said: Oah.. the link didn't work for me
H-m-m-m-m scratchchin

It looks like the CM forum code is automatically shortening the url. The URLs have to 100 characters or shorter.

You can either append these three strings manually:
http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org
/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID
/2325/President-Obama-Criticizes-Catholic-Education.aspx

Or follow this shortcut:
tinyurl.com

Sorry about that. embarassed



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Jun 18th 2013 new
(quote) Jack-752986 said: During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that its harmful to national unity.

If towns remain dividedif Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we cant see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to hardenthat too encourages division and discourages cooperation, said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit.

See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2325/Pre...
So now he wants all of us to have one religion? rolling eyes For the sake of unity? Like in Comm -unity- izim? I have to check out what you posted carefully... Scary!
Jun 18th 2013 new
(quote) Jack-752986 said: Uniformity of thought is a "Good" apparently.
WHAT HAPPENED TO "DIVERSITY?" I GUESS it is gone now and we- must- comply-? shocked
Jun 19th 2013 new
Here's another article with a bit more detail:

Obama: 'If Catholics Have Their Schools and Buildings and Protestants Have Theirs ... That Encourages Division'

Includes a video.

Append these two strings:
/news/article/obama-if-catholics-have-their-schools-and-buildings-and-protestants-have-theirs

Jun 20th 2013 new
(quote) Jack-752986 said: During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that its harmful to national unity.

If towns remain dividedif Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we cant see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to hardenthat too encourages division and discourages cooperation, said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit.

See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2325/Pre...
Well, America is much more diversified. Obama forgot to mention the
Islamic schools or the mosques. Imagine the resentment when those
schools teach the kids that Americans are the infidels. And he means
us.

He should thank the catholic schools for superior education and stop
criticizing what works.

America had the best healthcare system in the world, according to most
doctors. Now who knows where we are heading. He should have left
well enough alone.
Jun 20th 2013 new
Here are some more articles on the speech:

US President undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them
Scottish Catholic Observer
/news/29253/us-president-undermines-catholic-schools-after-vatican-prefect-praised-them/
Many interesting comments below the article

Obama: Religious schools encourage division
Includes the broader context of the remark. Lots of secular comments.

Father Z's take:
Pres. Obama sticks his nose into Catholic education in IRELAND
Jun 20th 2013 new
(quote) Jack-752986 said: Here are some more articles on the speech:
US President undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them
Scottish Catholic Observerhttp://www.sconews.co.uk/news/29253/us-president-undermines-catholic-schools-after-vatican-prefect-praised-them/Many interesting comments below the article
Obama: Religious schools encourage divisionhttp://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/20/obama-religious-schools-encourage-division/Includes the broader context of the remark. Lots of secular comments.
Father Z's take:Pres. Obama sticks his nose into Catholic education in IRELANDhttp://wdtprs.com/blog/2013/06/pres-obama-sticks-his-nose-into-catholic-education-in-ireland/
Does anyone seriously expect anything else from this poor excuse for a President and an even poorer excuse for a man?
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