Obama Calls for End to Catholic Education in Northern Ireland

Kathy Schiffer
Seasons of Grace

Just two days after Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Vatican Prefect, speaking in Glasgow, Scotland, touted Catholic education as “a critical component of the Church”, President Barack Obama stood before a crowd of 2,000 young people this morning and called for an end to Catholic education in Northern Ireland.

“If towns remain divided,” said the U.S. President, “if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.”

Obama, who arrived in Northern Ireland this morning to attend the two-day G-8 Summit at the Lough Erne resort in Enneskillen, made the disproved claim on Monday, speaking before an audience which included many Catholics…

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CAJ note: No word yet on when President Obama will instruct the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on the impact of their madrasas upon the Coptic Christian communities.


Update: The Astute Bloggers wish the Obama daughters had some guidance on appropriate dress for official visits abroad.


Update 2: What Do We Get For Expensive Taxpayer-Funded Trip to Ireland?… Ungrateful Teenagers 

ABC News covers for the rude teenagers. Isn’t it cute when Obama’s girls are not impressed and they show it? How cute that they display a lack of class.


Update 3: Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive

US President undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them
Obama: religious schools block lasting peace in Northern Ireland

…”Another example of what this man wants: total isolation of any religious values in the private sphere alone. Pres. Obama is working either to intimidate or legislate or even TAX religious freedom out of the public square.

“Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a foreign visit to a Islamic nation where he told people on his arrival that they shouldn’t have madrasas.  Can you?

“Did he when visiting, say, Israel, say “You Jews shouldn’t have synagogue schools and you muslims shouldn’t have mosque schools.”  I can’t remember.  Did he?”…


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