Cardinal Dolan Talks of Role of Religion in Politics
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan weighed in on the role of religion in politics in an Easter Sunday appearance on “Face the Nation,” pledging to fight President Obama’s contraception policy and defending Rick Santorum over a comment that reading John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech about the separation of church and state almost made him throw up.
Speaking at a Catholic college in New Hampshire last fall, Mr. Santorum said that when he had read Kennedy’s speech, “I almost threw up.” He added: “In my opinion it was the beginning of the secular movement of politicians to separate their faith from the public square, and he threw faith under the bus in that speech.”...
[Dolan] said that he approved of Kennedy’s speech, but that he believed that it had been misinterpreted....
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