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When President Obama met today with Pope Francis I, part of their agenda involved the giving of gifts. The president presented the pope with seeds of the sort used in the White House vegetable garden in a box made with wood reclaimed from the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The pope returned the favor by giving Obama two medallions and a copy of Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Francis’ heavily socialist Apostolic Exhortation released in November 2013.

Doubtless, the gift was warmly received.

For all the whining and posturing of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the contraceptive provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), they must be delighted with the socialist tone of the current administration, which jibes nicely with historic Roman Catholic Church-State social teaching.

The only question seems to be, which will run out first, the pack of vegetable seeds or the US Treasury from paying for Roman Catholic inspired, socialist health care?

Please click here for a link to a New York Times article on the meeting.

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During the 1960 presidential campaign John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism was a big deal to American voters. It was thought by many that a Roman Catholic president would have divided loyalties, that he would attempt to do what Jesus said could not be done: serve two masters. In this case, the Constitution and the pope. This was such an issue that Kennedy felt compelled to give a speech on this topic to a group of Protestant ministers in Houston, in which he stated his belief that the separation of church and state was absolute. Referring to this speech during the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Rick Santorum said he almost threw up when he first read the speech and that Kennedy had thrown, “his faith under the bus.”


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